The Inclusive Early Education and Expansion Program (IEEEP) and the Sonoma County Office of Education
The Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program, or IEEEP, is a grant program funded by the California Department of Education with the purpose of expanding access to inclusive early learning and care (ELC) opportunities for children with disabilities.* The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) was awarded funding to participate in the program and has partnered with several local, state-funded preschool programs. The IEEEP grant period began in June of 2020 and will continue through December of 2024. During this time, SCOE will work with their designated partners in their combined efforts to expand inclusive opportunities for children and families in Sonoma County.
As stated by the California Department of Education website:
“The goal of this grant is to increase access for young children birth to five years old to inclusive early learning and care programs. It supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and exceptional needs, including children with severe disabilities, in early learning and care settings pursuant to Parts B and C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.”
* California Department of Education, Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program Frequently Asked Questions, https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/op/ieeepfaqs.asp
View this PDF for more information on the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program at the Sonoma County Office of Education.
To Learn More about Early Learning Inclusion, Please visit the EARLY LEARNING INCLUSION - NORTH BAY/NORTH COAST website.
Questions may be directed to:
- Liz DePrimo, Early Education Program Specialist
- Erica Vuong, CCPC Program Assistant