Oregon's Early Childhood Inclusion Collaborative (OECIC) is a statewide effort bringing together lead agencies in the early childhood system to enhance and expand inclusive opportunities for Oregon's young children with and without disabilities.
The goals of the Collaborative are to develop policies and state wide operations to increase inclusive opportunities and to create a system of high quality, cross-sector professional development for early childhood personnel to support inclusion.
Overall Vision for the Collaborative: Increase the percentage of young children (0-5 years) with disabilities receiving services and supports in inclusive community based placements in Oregon. The Collaborative is led by a steering committee which has created two workgroups, a state level systems policy workgroup and a professional development workgroup.
Systems Policy: Policies and operational procedures that support and facilitate inclusion are in place.
Professional Development: Early Childhood Educators have access to coordinated cross-sector professional development that supports inclusion.
Inclusion Clearinghouse: Discover resources for establishing teams, identifying and recruiting potential placement sites, and supporting programs.
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345 N. Monmouth Ave. | Monmouth, OR 97361 | Voice: 503-838-8785 | Fax: 503-838-8150
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Coordination of the OECIC is provided by Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University, through a sub-grant awarded by the Oregon Department of Education.