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U.S. Department of Education Official to Serve on Federal Panel to Discuss Inclusion in Early Childhood Systems

Posted May 11 2012 9:19am

Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: May 14, 2012 01:15 pm - 03:15 pm

Melody Musgrove, director of the U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP), will serve on the opening keynote panel addressing national early childhood initiatives for all children at the 2012 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute on Monday, May 14 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Musgrove will be joined by Shannon Rudisill, director, Office of Child Care, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, director, Office of Head Start, HHS, to discuss new early childhood initiatives that support inclusion.

The institute aims to learn about research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice for young children up to age 8, and develop better collaborative relationships and cross-agency systems to support early childhood inclusion. Attendees to this event will include federal, state and local administrators, program directors, pre-k and early care and education teachers, early interventionists, infant specialists, allied health professionals, inclusion specialists, professional development providers, parents in leadership positions, consultants and coaches.


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Melody Musgrove, director of the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
Shannon Rudisill, director, Office of Child Care, HHS
Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, director, Office Head Start, HHS Keynote Federal Panel on Early Childhood Initiatives to Support Inclusion 1:15 p.m. ET Monday, May 14 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
William and Ida Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, N.C.
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