Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) - Indicator 6
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Early Childhood Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) - Indicator 6

Early Childhood LRE refers to the Least Restrictive Environment where children receive their special education services. Additional information for families about Least Restrictive Environment can be found on the Families webpage.

Early Childhood Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Training New Materials for the 2011-12 School year:
Training on New EC LRE Codes (htm) Click on this link to begin a 27 minute training.
Decision Tree/Flow Chart (PDF)
LRE Calculator (Excel)
CEDARS Manual

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion
This website provides research-based resources, including informational briefs on specific practices related to early childhood inclusion. In addition, An Administrator’s Guide to Preschool Inclusion (Woolery & Odom, 2000), a 160 page book in PDF format, is also available and free to download

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Web site (NECTAC)
This technical assistance center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs. The website contains information on a wide range of topics related to inclusion. The inclusion homepage contains a searchable database of resources.

Including Young Children with Special Needs
This article includes a case study and outlines eight key elements of inclusion in community-based settings.

Inclusion at the Preschool Level: An Ecological Systems Analysis
This article provides a definition and rationale for preschool inclusion along with a framework of systems that impact preschool inclusion.

Contact Information

speced@k12.wa.us
(360) 725-6075
(360) 586-0247 Fax


A Guide to Assessment in Early Learning: Infancy to Age Eight
A Guide to Assessment in Early Learning:
Infancy to Age Eight
(PDF, 204 pages)

Early Learning and Development Guidelines
Early Learning and Development Guidelines
(PDF, 152 pages)

 

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