Making Access Happen (MAH) is designed to increase the participation of three to five-year-old children with disabilities in public and private community-based early learning and development programs. As a collaboration between Maryland State Department of Education and Johns Hopkins University, School of Education,  Making Access Happen delivers job embedded professional learning opportunities to teachers and service providers. At the heart of expanding access is the development of a practitioner’s skills in reflective coaching, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, and collaborative practices to narrow the school readiness gaps.

Making Access Happen provides customized, sustainable, universal support for early care and education programs and services. As a result, early care and education practitioners throughout Maryland have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills for implementing evidence-based inclusive practices. Learn more about the Making Access Happen project by visiting