Preschooler playing with a ballAbstract and links updated, February 2019

On February 11, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services  hosted a discussion via Google Hangout about inclusion in early childhood programs and why it matters to states, early childhood programs, families, and young children with and without disabilities. The discussion kicked off a series of 3 webinars on the research, practice, and public awareness of inclusion in early childhood programs, as follows:

  • Kickoff: Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs (February 11, 2016)
  • Preschool Inclusion: What’s the Evidence, What Gets in the Way, and What do High-Quality Programs Look Like? (February 18, 2016)
  • Early Childhood Inclusion: Implementation of the State Recommendations (April 14, 2016)


For more information about the webinar series and to view the recordings, visit:

Keep up to date with federal initiatives in support of early childhood conclusion, at