Beginning Together was created in collaboration with the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division (EESD)External website will open in new window and WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies as an inclusion support to the Program for Infant/Toddler Care External website will open in new window (PITC).

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 CDE/WestEd certified trainers in the PITC. 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.

Upcoming Beginning Together Events

March 4-8, 2018
Beginning Together Institute (aka Module V)
San Diego, CA

Applications accepted at https://2018beginningtogetherinstituteapplication.eventbrite.com

See our Institutes page for more information or contact Karen Charest at kchares@wested.org or call 760-304-5271.

For more information contact us at:
Telephone (760) 304-5200
Fax (760) 304-5252