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Maine's Expanding Inclusive Opportunities

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What Does Inclusion Look Like?

Are you and your program ready?

Inclusive early childhood settings are built on a foundation of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and consider individualized approaches that benefit all children. Inclusion can look different in different settings but all inclusive settings have some core features. Here are some questions to consider when planning or reviewing your setting.

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A resource of the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Contact Information

Maine's Expanding Inclusive Opportunities
5717 Corbett Hall, 2nd Floor
Orono, ME 04469-5717
Phone: 207.581.1084 (V/TTY) | Fax: 207.581.1231 E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System