The California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network is a professional development project funded by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) and is coordinated by the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. The CIBC Network is designed to respond to requests for technical assistance from administrators and teachers in early care and education programs.
A network of experienced, local consultants provides on-site consultation to build the capacity of the programs and providers to respond effectively to children with special needs or challenging behaviors. Consultants have knowledge of relationship-based practices and community resources and are skilled in problem-solving issues around inclusion and challenging behaviors.
Consultants meet with staff, observe the environment, facilitate reflective practice conversations, collaborate on the development of an action plan for the teacher, and support site implementation of those plans.
CDE-EESD contracted early care and education programs throughout California may request professional development technical assistance for staff in their programs.
Site administrators, preschool teachers and child care providers may submit their requests for technical assistance online, and CIBC staff will contact them to discuss their needs.