Registration for the 2015 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is now open!
The Inclusion Institute, which FPG presents each year at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, is the premier event for people from all early childhood sectors to come together to learn, share, and problem-solve about inclusion for young children. This year's theme is Implementing Quality Inclusion Practices:  Supporting People, Programs, and Policies.

Keynote address by Ann and Kate Turnbull:

The Longest Family Relationship: Launching Siblings of Children with Disabilities to Well-Being across the Lifespan

Plenary Sessions

1. Federal Panel: Early Childhood Policies, Initiatives and Implications for Enhancing the Quality of Inclusive Services 2. Sibling Panel: Sibling and Self and Resilience: What I’ve Learned About Life
  • Amanda Bryans, Division Director, Office of Head Start, Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education,
  • Ruth Ryder, Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education
  • Facilitator: Rob Corso
  • Sibling Panel Facilitator: Kate Turnbull
Optional Pre-Institute Workshops (separate registration and fee required)

Please select one. Click on the individual workshop links to view descriptions and to register.

  1. Project-Based Learning to Benefit ALL Children and their Teachers
  2. BE WELL to Teach Well: Integrating Mindfulness into Working with Children, Families and Professionals
  3. Transforming Conflict into Healthy Performance
  4. Practice-Based Coaching: Resources and Supports for Implementation
The Institute includes over 40 concurrent sessions presented by experts in the field of early childhood and inclusion. Check back frequently as new sessions and presenters are being added on a continuous basis!