Jani Kozlowski, MA provides professional development and technical assistance (TA) for state leaders, educators and other practitioners around topics such as early childhood inclusion, collaborative partnerships, social-emotional development, quality improvement initiatives, and workforce professional development systems. She currently leads initiatives focused on the early childhood workforce and the inclusion of children with disabilities for the Early Childhood TA Center at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
For the past ten years, Jani has supported Head Start grantees, state child care lead agencies and other early care and education programs through work on multiple federally-funded projects. Over the years, Jani provided leadership for key early childhood initiatives in North Carolina, provided TA for Head Start programs at the regional level, taught community college courses, and served as the Education and Disability Services Coordinator for a large Migrant Head Start program. Jani started out in the field over 30 years ago teaching a group of spirited preschoolers in an inclusive child care classroom. Those early experiences fuel her passion for building the skills and confidence of the early childhood workforce to meet the needs of each and every child and family. Jani is the author of the book, Every Child Can Fly: An Early Childhood Educator’s Guide to Inclusion published by Gryphon House/Kaplan in June 2022.