Making Sound Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Decisions


The Making Sound Preschool LRE Decisions guidance document lists important actions in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) development process that should inform placement decisions for young children with disabilities. Organized by important actions within the IEP process. It includes reference to the corresponding IDEA rules and regulations to each action. A guiding principle is listed within each action, followed by additional guidance and resources. Most of the principles in this document are from ECTA Center's Key Principles and Key Practices Underlying the IEP Process.

Ideally, states and local programs will adapt this document by adding their own strategies, resources, and guidance to support sound placement decisions. It does not represent all requirements of IEP development, but focuses on the key actions for ensuring that a sound IEP placement decision is made.


Early Childhood Individualized Education Program (IEP)