Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs(September 14, 2015): The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released guidance setting a vision for action that recommends states, districts, schools and public and private early childhood programs prioritize and implement policies that support inclusion, improve their infrastructure and offer professional development to strengthen and increase the number of inclusive high-quality early childhood programs nationwide. The Departments crafted the guidance with the input of early learning professionals, families and early learning stakeholders. The policy statement also includes free resources for states, local districts, early childhood personnel and families.
Policy Letter on Preschool LRE(February 29, 2012)
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
- Reiterates that the least restrictive environment requirements of IDEA
Section 612(a)(5) apply to the placement of preschool children with disabilities.