These resources from the ECTA Center are meant to assist programs and teams in understanding the IDEA Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) requirements and determining appropriate placements.
A-convened workgroup of diverse stakeholders (researchers, higher education faculty, state policy makers, regional and local program administrators, family representatives, service providers, and technical assistance providers) engaged in a consensus process to articulate principles for the IEP Process that support family participation, inclusive practices and positive outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. They also developed a companion document on practices. A list of the workgroup participants is included in each of the documents. The Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package (2012) incorporates these two resources:
This IDC educational environments resource is comprised of a suite of tools, with a technical guide updated with 2017-18 reporting clarifications for use in reporting Part B Educational Environments data for children ages 3-5 with disabilities as required for the OSEP Child Count and SPP/APR Indicator 6. States can use the tools as "stand-alone" materials or as a set.