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 | 2025 Inclusion Facilitator Institute

We are planning the annual Inclusion Facilitator Institute for March 2025. Please check back for more info.

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