The TNSPDG initiative
is committed to providing quality, inclusive early childhood programs to help
children be successful in general education environments. To do this,
professional development is provided through SPDG initiatives to support the
work of districts toward increasing inclusive practices for 3-5-year-old
children with disabilities and by addressing needs around improving and
sustaining high-quality early childhood classrooms.
TN STEP’s newest Lunchtime Leaders webinar "Preschool
Inclusion and Kindergarten Readiness" explores educational placement options for preschoolers,
best practices in quality preschool classrooms and strategies families can use
to be prepared participants in planning educational services for their children
with special needs.
Click here for the archived webinar
Colleen Van Dyke, IDEA 619 Consultant, East Tennessee TN Dept.
of Education, Division of Special Populations and Student Support
Karen Harrison, Executive Director, Support and Training for
Exceptional Parents (STEP, Inc.).
This webinar is a
collaborative project of the Tennessee Department of Education State Personnel
Development Grant (SPDG) and STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional
Parents), Tennessee's Parent & Youth Training and Information Center.