Programming for Inclusive Preschool Classrooms

Supporting inclusion means creating positive, educational experiences for children with diverse abilities to learn in a setting that enhances their strengths and supports the needs of every child. This workshop for early childhood providers will explore the first essential steps of the Building Blocks framework, including the essentials for setting up a quality preschool program.  After participating in discussion and engaging activities, participants will be able to:

  • identify quality, inclusive preschool classroom indicators
  • make modifications and adaptations to support learning for children of all abilities
  • successfully embed instruction throughout classroom activities

This workshop is designed for participants to engage in activities with children at the Experimental Education Unit and have an action plan upon completion.



March 1, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
6 clock hours included
Haring Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA



Instructor Bio: Julie Ashmun began working in child care centers and preschool classrooms in 1995. She has been a Project DATA teacher and coordinator, a professional development research assistant and trainer, a family resource coordinator and is currently an education specialist with the Professional Development and Training Team at the University of Washington’s Haring Center. Julie has a master's degree in education, with an emphasis in early childhood special education, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Julie specializes in working with children with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism, and has worked with families and educators. Her research focuses on assessment and intervention practices for inclusive school based programs for children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.