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*Cost includes water, coffee, decaf coffee, hot and iced teas, materials and CEUs
*Purchase orders are accepted. Please contact Patricia Klier by email or at (614) 253-6933 x232.
Inclusion remains at the forefront of discussion in the world of preschool. Inclusive classrooms improve academic, social and behavioral outcomes for children as well as develop greater empathy and acceptance of differences. Yet, despite these benefits inclusion remains a challenge.
At this conference, you will explore how to design and cultivate an inclusive preschool environment that allows all children access to the curriculum and how to develop intentional teaching strategies to build social relationships between typically developing children and those with special needs.
Social-emotional development is a key indicator for a child’s future. Intentional teaching strategies that focus on social relationships, problem solving and cooperation between peers are paramount for preschool development and future success.
This conference is open to all families, higher education students, professionals and administrators.
*with applications relevant to K-3 settings
Matthew Brock, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and CCEC Faculty Associate College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University
Dr. Matthew Brock is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and a CCEC Faculty Associate at the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Brock’s research primarily focuses on inclusion of students with significant disabilities in general education classrooms and practitioner training on implementation of evidence-based practice. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Matt worked as a preschool and elementary special education teacher, U.S. Peace Corps special education worker, and technical assistance specialist with the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Brock was the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from TASH for potential for leadership in teaching, scholarship, and service on behalf of people with significant disabilities.
Angel Rhodes, PhD
Officer of Early Childhood Education and Development for the Governor’s Office
Dr. Angel Rhodes completed her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University with a focus on Clinical Counseling and School Counseling, and a specialization in childhood development. Dr. Rhodes was appointed to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Office in 2012 as Ohio’s first Officer of Early Childhood Education and Development in which she coordinates all state work for early childhood in the Ohio Departments of Education, Health, Job and Family Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Disabilities.
Lunch is not included with your registration. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the conference, including:
If you would prefer to pre-order a boxed lunch from the Creekside Conference Center for an additional $13, please select that option during registration. Boxed lunches include chips, an apple, gourmet cookie, bottled water or soda and your choice of sandwich:
Certificates of attendance will be provided and CEUs are being requested from:
RESOURCES & PARTNERSHIPS:
This annual conference will showcase early childhood education resources from statewide organizations and partners.
Partnership opportunities are available for those interested in showcasing their business or organization. Learn more here: Cultivating Inclusion Partnership Opportunities.
Purchase orders are accepted. Please contact Patricia Klier by email or at (614) 253-6933 x232.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
No cancellations or refunds. An alternate may be sent without additional charge provided the change. For more information or if you have special needs to address, please contact us at (614) 253-6933 x232 or email Patricia Klier.