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)