Beginning Together
Beginning Together
Working Together


Inclusion is not simply about physical proximity. It is about intentionally planning for the success of all students.

Care giver in a school yard with three children using assistive devices

The purpose of Beginning Together is to ensure that children with special needs are incorporated, and appropriate inclusive practices are promoted, in the training and technical assistance provided by the existing cadre of trainers in California. This is accomplished through a “training of trainers” institute, regional outreach activities, revision/development of written materials, support to institute graduates, and support of inclusive practices in other PITC activities, such as the demonstration programs.

Beginning Together is administered by WestEd and is sponsored by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division.

Upcoming Events

Beginning Together For Inclusive Child Care | 2024 Inclusion Facilitator Institute

Registration is now closed.

Keep an eye out for information on next years Institute.

Using Play to Support Inclusion

This workshop highlights the importance of play experiences and social inclusion for children with disabilities and delays.

Join us virtually on Tuesday, March 5th from 6PM to 8PM.

See the information flyer for more including registration (PDF)

Utilizando el juego para apoyar la inclusión

Este taller destaca la importancia de las experiencias de juego y la inclusión social de los niños con discapacidades y retrasos.

Únase a nosotros virtualmente el martes 5 de marzo de 6PM a 8PM.

Para más información, incluida la inscripción, consulte el folleto informativo (PDF)

What About the Other Children? The Benefits of Using Inclusive Practices for All Children

Attend this transformative training session to discover valuable insights, backed by research, and gain practical strategies to ensure the holistic fulfillment of ALL children's needs within inclusive environments.

Join us virtually on Thursday, May 9th From 6PM to 8PM.

Download the informational flyer for more information (PDF)

¿Y los otros niños? Los beneficios de utilizar prácticas inclusivas para todos los niños

Asista a esta sesión de formación transformadora para descubrir ideas valiosas, respaldadas por la investigación, y obtener estrategias prácticas para garantizar la satisfacción integral de las necesidades de TODOS los niños en entornos inclusivos.

Acompañenos virtualmente el jueves 9 de mayo de 6PM a 8PM.

Descargue el folleto informativo para más información (PDF)

2023-2024 Beginning Together Family Child Care Training

Registration for the upcoming training is now available. Training also available in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali and Spanish.

Inclusion Works! Expanded Webinar Virtual Series!

Inclusion Works! Webinar Virtual Series is currently closed but will return for the 2024-2025 school year. Dates and information to come.

¡La inclusión funciona! La serie virtual de seminarios web está actualmente cerrada, pero volverá para el curso escolar 2024-2025. Fechas e información próximamente.

For More Information

Email: | Telephone: (760) 304-5200 | Fax: (760) 304-5252