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What is evidence-based practice and what does it look like early childhood? Can appropriate practice and rigor coexist? What does rigor look like for children in various stages of development? Specific strategies will be shared to support early educators. A number of “turn and talk” opportunities will be utilized to encourage participants to process information and share knowledge with others. Participants will have the opportunity to use information gained to think about plans for next steps in their local classrooms/schools. Participants may choose to further enhance knowledge gained in this session by scheduling a demonstration classroom guided observation to see rigor in action. Information will be shared about the NC Office of Early Learning’s Pre-K/K Demonstration Program, where visits to inclusive preschool and kindergarten classrooms are available to observe evidence based practices.