Inclusion Strategies

Inclusion Strategies
02/24/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ET


  • $45.00  -  GCCA Member
  • $55.00  -  Non-GCCA Member


Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
9050 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324-000

Successful Strategies & Resources for Inclusion

Are you a Teacher or Director struggling to find strategies and resources that can be implemented in your classroom and center when dealing with developing and ongoing behaviors as well as special needs? This 5 hour BFTS training from Brandy Locchetta, DECAL Inclusion Program Manager, is highly recommended for TEACHERS and DIRECTORS.


Three concurrent sessions will cover: Developmental Milestones and Monitoring, Communicating with Families: What to do when you have concerns about a child’s development, and Making Adaptations to Support Each Child’s Engagement.

Cost:                         $45 GCCA Member (lunch is included)
                                  $55 Non-GCCA Member (lunch is included)


When:                       Saturday, February 24, 2018
                                  8:30AM - 3:00PM


Where:                      Richmond Hill United Methodist Church
                                  9050 Ford Avenue
                                  Richmond Hill, GA 31324



Session 1 - Developmental Milestones and Monitoring (1.5 hours)

  • Define developmental milestones and

  • Introduction to Learn the Signs. Act Early. initiative

  • Understand the role of early learning professionals in developmental monitoring

  • Discuss the connection between developmental milestones and the GELDS

  • Identify local (state) and national resources available to support developmental monitoring


Session 2 - Communicating with Families – What to do When You Have Concerns About a Child’s Development (1.5 hours)

  • Review the connection between developmental milestones and the GELDS

  • Discuss the role of opportunity and the importance of connecting activities and experiences for children to GELDS

  • Identify strategies for communicating with families about their child’s development

  • Identify next steps and resources to use when early learning professional’s suspect a child may need extra support (Part C vs. Part B)



Session 3 - Making Adaptations to Support Each Child’s Engagement (2 hours)

  • Identify the purpose for making adaptations

  • Discuss the adaptation continuum

  • Discuss the process for choosing adaptations

  • Describe the process for making adaptations using GELDS resources

  • Identify programs that provide therapies and supports for children with disabilities



What DECAL needs you to know about attending this training:

  • In order to received BFTS Training Hours, PDS numbers are REQUIRED - you will not be able to register unless you have this number (*If you are not seeking BFTS Training Hours, you do not have to provide a PDS number)
  • Arrive promptly at 8:30AM
  • Training will be promptly at 9:00AM
  • Attendees arriving at 9:15AM or later will NOT receive credit for the first event session
  • If you cancel or no-show, NO REFUNDS are provided
Waiver Statement:

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the GCCA website and GCCA Social Media accounts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and in the press, GCCA marketing materials, and other GCCA publications. By entering this event, you consent to the Georgia Child Care Association and its agents to photographing and using your image and likeness.

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