Inclusion Resources: Overview

DEC-NAEYC Full Position Statement - Complete joint position statement offering a definition of early childhood inclusion and recommendations for how it should be used to improve early childhood services for all children

DEC-NAEYC Position Statement - Summarized version of the full position statement

IDEA Provisions Supporting Preschool Inclusion- Provisions from the regulations governing Part B of IDEA regarding least restrictive environment (LRE) placements

The Evidence for Inclusion - Provides definitions, research findings, and examples of the evidence for inclusion

NPDCI National Professional Development Center on Inclusion Research Synthesis Points on Early Childhood Inclusion - Summary of conclusions from a review of literature on early childhood inclusion

Fact Sheet of Research on Preschool - List of 11 evidence-based facts that support inclusive practices in the preschool

Inclusion for Preschool Children with Disabilities: What We Know and Should Be Doing - Summarizes what we know about inclusive service delivery for young children and what we should be doing in our programs

USDHHS/USDE Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs - Joint policy statement and recommendations from the US Department of Health/US Department of Education for increasing the inclusion of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs.

Executive Summary of USDHHS/USDE Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs - Summarizes joint policy statement and recommendations from the US Department of Health/US Department of Education for increasing inclusion in early childhood programs.

Preschool Inclusion: Key Findings from Research and Implications for Policy - Builds on the research review and policy recommendations in the HHS/DOE policy statement.

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