I.D.E.A. Group

Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Acceptance.

Mission:
To inspire through leadership and mentoring a well informed Early
Childhood community that will create an environment that celebrates and
welcomes Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Acceptance, that does not
tolerate bullying in any format and that provides equitable access to high
quality, affordable learning.

Scope of work:
We hope that our work can help shape the conversation to inform and
educate our ECE professionals in a way that inspires them to create an
environment that thrives with I.D.E.A.s, develop PD that is purposeful and
meaningful, mentor ECE staff, guide staff on appropriate additions and
usage of; supplies, materials, manipulative, books and curriculum, create a
certificated program to assist ECE professionals achieve full inclusion

Tasks ahead:
Create a network of like minded partners to collaborate efforts (this group)
Research and collect resources and ideas and house them in a format that
is accessible to a larger community (an online community that includes
shared curriculum, lesson plans, tools to use, etc. where resources can be
shared and accessed freely.
Create vignettes for online access
Seek funding sources for PD, workshops, materials etc.
Plan for IDEA’s conference (Fall 2021)