About Indicator 6
Indicator 6: Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a compliance measure that focuses on the percent of preschool children ages 3-5 with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who received special education and related services in settings with typically developing peers (e.g., early childhood settings, home, and part-time early childhood/part-time early childhood special education settings). There are three components to this indicator:Skip to search results
- 6a. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attend a regular early childhood program and receive the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program
- 6b. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attend a separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility
- 6c. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who receive special education and related services in the home.
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Description: This instructional document provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding Indicator 6. It is designed to assist Local Education Agency personnel in accurately collecting and reporting Indicator 6 data. Please utilize the Indicator 6 Decision Tree as you determine the child’s educational environment. Also, read Instructions for Preschool Environments for additional information.