Virginia Guidelines for Early Childhood Inclusion August 2023 (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)
This guidance document is designed to assist Virginia’s school divisions and early childhood communities in identifying, developing, and sustaining inclusive opportunities within high-quality early childhood programs for young children with disabilities. The guidelines are presented in three sections: 1. Why Inclusion? 2. What is Inclusion? 3. How to Implement Inclusion. In addition to other changes, the revised guidelines contain important updates to the research supporting early childhood inclusion and an enhanced section on measuring quality in inclusive classrooms.