Free Inclusive Practices Training & Technical Assistance for Public Preschool Programs

Reminder, the deadline for applying is fast approaching!

School Administrative Units (SAUs) are asked to apply by June 4, 2021 to take advantage of this exciting professional development opportunity.  Notifications of acceptance will be provided by June 10, 2021.

This offering is available to any SAU in Maine with a public preschool program. The 2021 cohort will consist of 3 classrooms of 6 participants each. Teams must include the preschool teacher, ed tech, principal, special ed director, elementary special ed teacher and a regional CDS consultant or teacher. The purpose of team participation is to ensure consistent understanding and application of the course content so that high quality inclusive practices will be supported and sustained.

More detailed information about this opportunity can be accessed here.

The complete application is available at this link.

You may access this PDF version to preview the application prior to completing.

The project requirements include: Projected timeline:
Completion of the on-demand training: Inclusive Environments in Public Pre-K. By August 18, 2021
Participation in a half-day virtual orientation session. Mid-August 2021
Completion of an 18 hour online training: Creating Inclusive Preschool Settings Classrooms. September-November 2021
Participation in 2 PLCs scheduled as follow-up support during the online training. October 2021
Participation in consultation.

*It may be necessary to align class coverage on the days of consultation for some period of time.*

  • 2 (1-2 hour) classroom based consultations (onsite or technology-based).
  • 2 (1-2 hour) administrative consultation (onsite or technology based)
October-November 2021
Participation in a wrap up meeting hosted by the DOE to evaluate the project and short district team presentations to showcase your learning. December 2021

For more information, view the FAQ  or contact:

Nicole Madore at or

Marcy Whitcomb at