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The past 18 months has seen the emergence of new policies, position statements, and guidance in four areas of early childhood/early childhood special education: 1) family engagement; 2) inclusion; 3) dual language learners; and 4) suspension and expulsion. Each of these has tremendous implications for individual, program, agency, and state efforts to support inclusion. This session will provide a very brief overview of key guidance in each area, then dive into the policy statement on inclusion. Together we’ll model a process that you can use with your colleagues to discuss how the policy statement can inform daily interactions, research, technical assistance, professional development, and product development.