Quality early learning and care means relationships, learning environments, and activities support ALL children’s growth and development to prepare them and their family members for success in school and life.
In March 2019, VCOE - ECP was awarded the Inclusive Early Learning Care Coordination Program (IELCCP) grant. Through this initiative, a task team was convened to develop a countywide strategy toward increasing access to inclusive programming.
Effective July 1, 2020, this Task Team has evolved into a collaborative group of stakeholders, educators, and community partners, including 6 LEAs and 2 community-based organizations (CBOs) through the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program (IEEEP) grant. Continuing IELCCP efforts, the charge of this group is to increase access to inclusive programming via professional development and adaptive materials and equipment.
Winter 2022 Spotlight: CDE Inclusive Early Education Updates
Winter 2021 Spotlight: Supporting Inclusive Practices
Fall 2021 Spotlight: The Inclusion Matters podcast
VCOE Early Childhood Programs