Mason receives funding for inclusive practice in early childhood (2020-2021)


Linda Mason, Professor/Endowed Director, Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, received $38,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for: “Inclusive Practice in Early Childhood (2020-2021).”

With this funding, the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Mason will plan the work and allocate resources to address needs identified within the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and TTAC missions, directly related to the goals of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

As part of the Virginia Early Childhood Network, Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education (EC/ECSE), TTAC staff will assist VDOE in developing and implementing activities related to promoting inclusion in early childhood by providing Teachstone CLASS© training for VDOE-approved Virginia Early Childhood Special Education professionals.

Funding for this award began in March 2021 and will end in late September 2021.


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