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 - Power Point, Webinar and decision tree related to the new preschool environment codes July-August 2010.
- Flowchart for Determining Least Restrictive Environment (ppt)
- Preschool Environments module (updated 2014)
- 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.
- Preschool Options - Preschool Options is a DPI funded project that provides training to assist local school districts in developing a range of options in Least Restrictive Environments for young children with disabilities.
- 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
- Ruairi Goes to Preschool (Video) - from the Results Matter video collection, this video demonstrates how a family and staff worked creatively to enable a young girl with significant medical issues to attend a preschool classroom through video conferencing.