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We are so glad you are here!

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

Your Co-teachers

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

Dr. Julie Causton


A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Session by Session Resources

General Session

Key PPT [pdf]

Definition of Inclusion [pdf]

Definition of Inclusive Related Services [pdf]

Three Mistakes Made Worldwide in “Getting Children Ready” for School [article]

K-Readiness Self-Assessment [pdf]

“Toothpaste Theory” Resources [Drive Document]

Strategies for Presuming Competence [pdf]

10 Ways to Co-Regulate with Children [pdf]

Using Affirmative Vocabulary [pdf]

101 Ways to Incorporate Choice in Learning [pdf]

Complexity of Change [video– 20:34]

Inclusive System Change Cycle Handout [pdf]



Differentiation Session

Key PPT [pdf]

101 Ways to Incorporate Choice in Learning [pdf]

Working Ways Menu [pdf]

Access Points for Common Activities [pdf]

One Teach/One Make Multi-Sensory [pdf]

Because of Oliver [video– 7:04]

Tic Tac Toe [pdf]

Classroom Clean Sweep [pdf]

Self-Correcting Materials [KPF Pinterest board]

The Prompting Ladder (with examples) [pdf]

Zig Zag Equalizer [pdf]

Behavior Session

Key PPT [pdf]

A Formula for Leading Schools with Love [article]

Dr. Shanker on “What is Stress” [video]

Checklist of Common Stressors [pdf]

Reactive Brain vs. Ready Brain [pdf]

Human Ways of Being [pdf]

4 S's for Supporting All Students [pdf]

Lifelines to Have at the Ready [pdf]

Selected Annotated Resources Regarding Building Relationships [Drive doc]

Forming Your Vision [pdf]

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Stressors [pdf]

Seeing the Child Behind the Behavior [pdf]


  • Self-Regulation Toolkit [link]​
  • Teaching with the brain in mind [podcast]
  • Ways to bring regulation to the classroom [pdf]
  • Alternatives to directions and corrections [pdf]

Self-Regulation Rubric Resources

      • Self-Regulation Assessment Rubric [viewable Google DRIVE link] [downloadable pdf
      • Case Example of a completed Self-Regulation Assessment Rubric using the DDDM process (includes case example video and transcript) [Google DRIVE link]
      • Printable directions for scoring the self-regulation rubric pdf
      • Printable blank rubric found here
      • Sample goals (scroll down the blog) [link]

Added After the SAV conference – DRIVE doc with additional resources, including those around planned ignoring.


Discover the power of inclusive education from the very beginning of school and unlock the full potential of each and every child. With Circles From the Start, we enhance the co-teaching skills of early childhood professionals, foster play-based learning, and create inclusive experiences that transcend the boundaries of outdated separate special education practices. This innovative and comprehensive professional development series is designed and delivered by renowned ECE inclusive experts, where each session offers an engaging experience that will leave educators inspired, equipped with valuable resources and key strategies, and ready to support their youngest learners inclusively. Circles From the Start will give educators the knowledge and tools necessary to not only help young children love learning, feel included, and help educators find more fulfillment and joy in their own teaching.

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INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating people by ability disadvantages everyone. Belonging is a human need. Our educational system, practices, and spaces, need to be reimagined.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS every student is valued because of their strengths, gifts, and even challenges. As disability is simply… diversity. Everyone benefits from meaningful participation and opportunities to learn grade level content with diverse peers. We must trust that all students come to us as incredible whole people who do not need to be fixed.

Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)

Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.

Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]

Capturing Your Learning handout [pdf]

Related Handouts/Resources

  • Long list of supplemental aids, supports, and services [pdf]
  • Pre-K Teach and Play Podcast episodes with Pat Radel [link]




The Circle Maker Series