% of children with IEPs, ages 3, 4, and 5 who are enrolled in a preschool program,
(A) Receiving majority of special education and related services in regular early childhood program;
(B) Attending separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility;
(C) Receiving special education and related services in the home.
The data source for Indicator 6 is Section 618 data which is collected through the Dec. 1st child count.
New setting for 2022 submission: Indicator 6C. Receiving special education and related services in the home.
Kentucky Department of Education items specific to Indicator 6
Indicator 6 Placement in the LRE for preschool 2019
LRE Flowchart for 3 to 5 year olds
Learning Environment Decision Tree
What relationship does the district have with early intervention programs to inform placement decisions for incoming students with disabilities?
What professional learning do general and special education teachers receive so that students with IEPs have access to the general education environment?
What are specific changes in practice that teachers will need to make for early childhood to achieve high quality inclusive classrooms?
What are the district’s procedures for determining placement in the LRE?
Is the team collaborating with local daycares, preschools, and other early childhood settings to coordinate inclusive services?
Are you utilizing the Decision Tree for Coding Age 3-5 LRE to determine appropriate placement?
Resources for Indicator 6
Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool (LRE) 2012
Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool Least Restrictive Environments 2017
Interactive Tool-Decision Tree
Quality Indicators of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs/ Practices
Educational Environments Ages 3-5 Data Reporting Tools
Determining Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Placements for Preschool Children with Disabilities: Reference Points and Discussion Prompts
Indicators of High Qualify Inclusion
Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs
Early Childhood Inclusion-NAEYC