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Description: Indicator 6 Instructions: ECSE Settings for Children Birth-Five provides definitions to key vocabulary as well as steps for determining the accurate educational environment classification using the Indicator 6 Decision Tree. Indicator 6: Questions and Answers for Educational Environments and Children Birth-Five 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...
Description: Indicator 6 Customized Decision Tree Tool provides an application for determining the accurate educational environment classification. To use, click on “Virginia” then "decision tree" the tool bar. To practice using the tool or to train others, click on Scenarios on the tool bar and then click on Scenario on the dropdown menu in the middle of the screen. This tool was developed by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center and was demonstrated at the November 14, 2016 LEADS...
Description: Three webinars on Indicator 6 provide information on reporting requirements for Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Special Education Administrators, Preschool Special Education Coordinators, and others responsible for oversight of Early Childhood Special Education programs. Understanding Indicator 6: Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Ages Birth-Five provides an overview of the reporting requirements. Understanding the Indicator 6 Terminology: Early Childhood...
Description: This document, Resources within Reason: The Evidence for Inclusion, provides resources to quickly locate and share definitions of inclusion, research findings, and examples of the evidence for inclusion.   Resources within Reason is a bi-monthly publication from the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC) available at no charge. All resources are evidence-based, readily available, and free. Resources within Reason may be freely...
Description: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) related to Preschool Least Restrictive Environment. The letter reaffirms the position of the U.S. Department of Education (ED or Department) that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs where they are provided with individualized and appropriate supports to enable them to meet high expectations. The guidance provided in the DCL covers:...
Description: This document provides the Special Education Performance Plan Data Profile Self-Assessment Questions for Indicators 5 & 6: Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment, School-age and Preschool.
Description: The word document "619 Placement Data Division Analysis" provides step-by-step directions on how to analyze Early Childood data related to Child Count and Educational Placement. The excel document "Early Childhood Child Count Indicator 6 Excel Template" is a template divisions can use to gather Early Childhood related to Child Count and Educational Placement.  * These documents were shared at the November 14, 2016 LEADS event in the breakout session "Getting to Know Your Division-Level...
Description: The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will offer the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program Administrator Fall Institute.  This one-day Institute will be November 14, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  The purpose is to deliver targeted technical assistance and professional development to school division leaders who act as the program administrator for ECSE programs.  Since each division is different, this may include administrators,...
Description: This webinar will focus on supporting participation of children with disabilities in high quality inclusive environments through understanding: Federal policies and laws, including IDEA and Head Start Performance Standards, related to providing services and support for young children with disabilities, Evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging, and; Each sector's (ED/HHS) role in ensuring young children with disabilities are fully...