Preschool LRE Reference Points and Discussion Prompts
Preschool LRE Reference Points and Discussion Prompts is a summary of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) provisions of the IDEA as it applies to preschool aged children with disabilities can be used as both a quick reference guide and training tool. Topics under the five sections outline reference points and discussion prompts. Reference points are drawn from several sources such as IDEA regulations and Federal Register comments. Discussion points are intended to help state and local teams support the inclusion of young children with disabilities by appropriately applying LRE provisions and placement decisions for individual children. The five sections are: the IDEA mandate, LRE requirements, regular early childhood programs, funding IDEA preschool services, and accountability.