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Learn strategies for facilitating classroom assessment practices and informing instruction in an inclusive setting. The NC Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five is a no-cost, online tool that breaks down skill areas for ALL children from birth to age five, in the developmental domains of emotional and social development, health and physical development, language development and communication, and cognitive development. Skill descriptions at two-, three-, or six-month intervals allow teachers and families to observe a child’s current developmental level and to track incremental changes over time. Using this information, teachers and families can intentionally plan and individualize next steps for each child, particularly important for children with disabilities. Classroom scenarios will be used to guide participants through the process of using progressions to determine a child’s current developmental level, next instructional step, as well as ways to embed intervention into a home or classroom routine. We will wrap up the session with a discussion of how local providers are using progressions to enhance teacher and family understanding of age-appropriate developmental expectations.