Serving Children with Disabilities: OSEP Indicators #2/6 Environments
Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners provides OSEP Indicators #2/6 Environments information.
Part C Indicator #2 (B-3)
Percent of infants/toddlers receiving Early Intervention in the home or programs for typically developing peers.
Part B Indicator #6 (3-5)
Decision Tree for Reporting Educational Environment for Children Ages 3-5 (2015) (pdf) - This document is used to determine which environmental code is reported to the state for each child receiving Special Education services.
Indicator 6: Percent of preschool children with IEPs attending a:
A. Regular early childhood program and receiving the majority of special education and related services in the regular early childhood program; and
B. Separate special education class, separate school or residential facility.
- Serving Young Children with Disabilities in Community Settings (webpage)- Includes resources for expanding placement options for young children with disabilities and links to DPI bulletins related to providing free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
- DPI Bulletin 10.03 - Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Preschoolers. This bulletin clarifies the provision of free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for preschoolers (age 3-5) with disabilities.
- Preschool Environment Codes - (webpage) DPI website shows links to webinar and ppt for the New Preschool Environment Codes July 8, 2010.
- Flowchart for Determining Least Restrictive Environment (ppt)
- Early Childhood Inclusion (pdf) - Joint Position Statement by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that provides information about quality inclusive services for young children with disabilities.
- Speech Services in Natural Environments (pdf) - A comparison of the effectiveness of pull out vs speech and language support provided in natural environments.
- SpecialQuest Birth to Five (website) - Focuses on inclusion for children with disabilities ages birth through fiveand their families, particularly those in Head Start* along with Child Care, Early Intervention/Part C, Early Childhood Special Education/619, family support, and other related programs.
- Quality Indicators of Inclusive Early Childhood Programs/Practices (pdf) - a compilation of selected resources from the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Sept. 2010