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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

​​Conscious ​Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed, evidence based social and emotional learning (SEL)  program that integrates discipline, school culture, and SEL into one seamless process. During this online professional learning experience, you will learn evidence-based strategies for creating an optimal school environment, plus immediately usable to​ols to remain calm during moments of chaos. 

Registration is now open for our Online Conscious Discipline Summer Course. This course will be available from July 27, 2020 - September 7, 2020. This course will be hosted on the OCDE Canvas Instructure Learning Management System, you must register in order to have access to this online content​. If you completed the Conscious Discipline Spring 2020 course, this course hosts the same content. 
Co-Teaching 2020-202​1
(Click the link above to access the flyer)


Registration is now open for co-teaching trainings with Bayridge Consortium. This offering is for Preschool through High School co-teaching teams, coaches, SLPs, paraeducators, and administrators.

Day 1: A Guide to Coteaching will be available on 

  • September 28, 2020 Info/Registration Link: 
  • February 2, 2020 Info/Registration Link: 

Day 2: Coaching Co-teaching  

  • March 23, 2021
  • ​Info/Registration Link:​ ​
​Universal Design for Learni​ng 
​Check back for information coming soon.
For more information on UDL please visit the OCDE UDL webpage. ​
​Inclusion 101, 201, 301 Series​
​Check back for information coming soon. 

​​Check back for information coming soon or visit the QualityStartOC webpage
​​California Preschool Instruction Network (CPIN)
​Looking for professional learning, check out the CPIN calendar to find trainings on inclusive practices and all domains of the Preschool Learning Foundation. 

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

​​Quality Start - Incl​usion
OC Inclusion Pathways​Director & Teacher​
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​
​​CDE Special Education Guidance for COVID-19
SSPI Distance Learning Webinar Recording April 2, 2020​​​