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Inclusive Early Learning

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Inclusive education is both the vision and practice of welcoming, valuing, empowering and supporting the diverse academic, social-emotional, communication, and language learning of all students in shared environments and experiences for the purpose of attaining the goals of education​.

​​Dr. Richard A. Villa & Dr. Jacqueline S. Thousand

​​​​​This site was created through funding from the Inclusive Early Learning and Care Coordination Program (IELCCP) Grant (2019-2020) 

For customized professional learning or coaching information, please contact:

Allison Casillas, ​Coordinator / 714-966-4046

Kamica Barnes, Special Education Coordinator / 714-966-4989

Pamela Tupy, K-12 Inclusion Coordinator​ / 714-966-4372

Janice Howver, Program Specialist / 714-327-1077

Upcoming Events: 

Health and Safety is important to the Orange County Department of Education. Out of ​abundance of caution and based on guidance from California public health officials and Governor Gavin Newsom, OCDE is constantly reviewing events in which we cannot provide sufficient space for proper social distancing. For up to date information please visit

These 2020-21offerings will help you meet the following Inclusive Early Education and Expansion Program (IEEEP) required trainings: Supporting Inclusive Practices, Adaptations and Accommodations, Universal Design for Learning, and Behavior and the use of Positive Behavior Supports. Most offerings can be customized in order to accommodate your unique needs. 

​​​​​​​Inclusive Ea​rly Learning Resources Links:

​​Quality Start - Incl​usion
OC Inclusion Pa​thways​​ ​
Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program ​(IEEEP) Grant Information 18-19
​CA MAP to Inclusion & Belonging
OCDE Special Education Services 
​Beginning TogetherOCDE Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
CA Teaching Pyramid 
​​Early Childhood Mental Health and Wellness Program
ASQ ASQ:SE Family Letter (English/Spanish)
​UDL Resources​​
​Inclusion Collaborative
CA Embedded Instruction​
CA ECE Competencies
​CA Inclusion Works 2009​
CA Preschool Learning Foundations
​​NCPMI Pyramid Model
​Reading Rockets & Colorin' Colorado
​​Seeds of Partnership​
Head Start​ Center for Inclusion Teacher Tools​
​​Supporting Inclusive Practices Website
​​​Inclusive Early Learning  Parent Resource Considerations
​​OCDE Continuity of Learning Resource​
California Equity Performance and Improvement Program (CA1-CEPIP)​​​
​​Californians for All Early Learning and Care Playbook: Supporting Special Needs​
​​CDE Special Education Guidance for COVID-19
SSPI Distance Learning Webinar Recording April 2, 2020​​​