2021 Virtual Schedule

Day/Date Session Title & Presenter Time
Monday, October 25, 2021 KEYNOTE Welcome Remarks & Keynote from Dr. Betancourt  10:30am EST
PLENARY 1 Four Things You Can Do Right Now To Stop Disabling Your Disabled Student
Presented by Adiba Nelson
11:30 - 1:00pm EST


Federal Plenary Panel***
Moderated by Sharon Walsh

1:00 - 2:30pm EST


International Implementation of Collaborative Consultation to Children's Classrooms
Moderated by Robin McWilliams
4:00pm EST
Concurrent Session Days (see Sessions page for session titles and descriptions)
Day/Date Morning Sessions (11:00 - 12:30pm EST)           Afternoon Sessions (1:30 - 3:00pm EST) 
October 26, 2021

Choose from two sessions

  1. Infants and Toddlers in Community: Fostering Inclusion Through Early Intervention

  2. More Than a Meeting: Cultivating a Culture of Connection 

Choose from two sessions

  1. It Takes Two To Make a Thing Go Right: Cross-Sector Collaboration to Support Inclusion in Subsidized Child Care

  2. It's Hard to Be What You Can't See: Using Children's Books To Promote Inclusion
October 27, 2021

Choose from two sessions

  1. Shifting from Isolation to Connection: prioritizing relationships to scaffold pandemic recovery for both adults and children 

  2. Singapore's Journey Towards Inclusive Practices for Young Children with Disabilities (**THIS SESSION BEGINS AT 10:30am EST**)

Choose from two sessions

  1. Setting up for Success: Cultivating Community-Wide Inclusion




  1. Coordinated Approaches Leading to Inclusion in Head Start

*EVENING SESSION* 6:00 - 7:00pm EST
No Small Matter - Video Discussion with Lorie Barnes and Ennis Baker
Video will be available for viewing four days prior to the start of the conference. 

October 28, 2021

Choose from two sessions

  1. The Marathon of Achieving Racial Equity: Navigating Yet Another Impediment to Equitable Service Delivery in Early Care and Education Systems
  2. Equity Through Family Partnership: Strategies to Continue Post-Covid

Choose from two sessions

  1. What Does Equity and Justice Look Like in Early Childhood?***



  1. The Early Childhood Inclusion Environment Indicators In Child Care***
*LUNCH SPECIAL* 12:30 - 1:30pm EST
SNEAK PEAK! Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System (3rd Edition)
Jennifer Grisham, Amy Perkins Clause
Brookes Publishing

***Reflection Sessions will be held Day 1 (2:30pm EST start time) and Day 4 (3:00pm EST start time). See here for more details!