Including Children with Disabilities in State Pre-K Programs

"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy recommendations that can help ensure that children with disabilities receive an appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment (LRE). It is intended to serve as a resource for policy makers and advocates seeking to increase inclusion in state funded pre-k programs."