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Inclusive Routines in Early Care and Learning: Collaborative Teams (Session 2)

Part 2 of a 3-part webinar series titled Inclusion Benefits Everyone (Children, Families, Providers, and Directors)


In this second of three webinars, we will explore how early care and learning providers and programs can use environmental routines to engage in coaching and collaborative teaming. Participants will learn how teams can use inclusive routines to benefit children’s development, to promote provider competence and confidence in using inclusive practices, and to positively impact workplace culture.

Session 1: Inclusive Routines in Early Care and Learning Environments

Session 3: Inclusive Routines in Early Care and Learning Inclusive Routines


Sep 23, 2022


2:00 PM


1 hr

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NCPMI Presenter(s)

Alissa Rausch

University of Denver

Alissa Rausch, EdD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Positive Early Learning Experiences (PELE) Center at the University of Denver. She has worked as clinical faculty in the early childhood and early childhood special education licensure program at CU Denver. Her work in higher education blossomed from 15 years of practice as an early childhood educator working in inclusive preschool classrooms serving young children and their families. Alissa also had the privilege of serving children from diverse backgrounds and their families in their homes and in community settings. Her current work centers on supporting preservice and in-service practitioners to build their capacity to act as agents of social change and implement quality inclusive practices for young children in the field of early childhood education.

Phillip Strain

University of Denver

Dr. Phil S. Strain is James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Urban Education at the Morgridge College of Education and Director of the PELE Center, University of Denver. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications, has served on the editorial boards of 22 professional journals and has been Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of grants and contracts totaling over 80 million dollars. He is particularly interested in expanding inclusive preschool options, comprehensive services for young children with autism and prevention and intervention for children with challenging behaviors.

Guest Presenter(s)

Jackie Joseph Buzek, PhD, BCBA-D, MSW

The Rise School of Denver

Jackie Joseph Buzek, PhD, BCBA-D, MSW, is the Executive Director of The Rise School of Denver, an inclusive, non-profit child care center. Before Rise, Jackie was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Denver, where her work focused on early childhood inclusion and young children’s social and emotional competence. When she’s not at Rise, Jackie’s at home with her husband, Jace, and their daughters, Juniper and Goldie. Juniper has a rare genetic syndrome (Cri du Chat) and autism. Raising Juniper has taught Jackie more than she’s ever learned through research or in a classroom about inclusion, belonging, and celebrating disability.

Megan Cartwright, MEd, ECSE

The Rise School of Denver

Megan Cartwright, MEd, ECSE, is the Director of Education and Inclusion at The Rise School of Denver, an inclusive, non-profit child care center. When she was a classroom lead teacher, Megan led her team to achieve fidelity on the LEAP Model of Inclusion and Pyramid Model in one year. She now leads Rise’s efforts to scale the LEAP and Pyramid Models program-wide and provides technical assistance to local schools on their inclusive and social, emotional, and behavioral practices. Megan is currently completing Colorado’s Pyramid Facilitator Certification program to provide coaching on Pyramid practices, support Program-Wide Leadership Teams, and to build the Pyramid network in the state. Megan lives with her husband and has two young boys (ages 6 and 2 years).

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