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Communities across the country have used a self-assessment process, the Community Perceptions of Inclusive Practices, to identify their strengths and needs and develop plans to promote high quality early childhood inclusive services. The process brings community partners (Head Start, early childhood special education, child care, families, etc.) together in a safe environment to share their diverse perspectives on inclusion. The data from these dialogues are used to facilitate relationships, prioritize action plans, provide targeted cross-system professional development, monitor progress, and celebrate successes. This session is repeated on May 16.