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.
Slides from the EC LRE Training (PDF)
Decision Tree/Flow Chart (PDF)
LRE Calculator (Excel)
Individual Child Worksheet (Word)
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.