Considerations for Developing State Policy and Guidance on Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

Cate, D., Dell, P., & Thompson, V.

ECTA Center created this resource based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs. It is intended as a tool for States to develop policy/guidance in order to implement high-quality inclusive practices across early care and education programs. States should carefully examine current practices to determine what policy/guidance needs to be in place to improve the opportunities for high-quality inclusion across early care and education programs. States may choose to use all the areas of considerations to guide policy/guidance development, or select one or more specific areas to address. A cross-sector state work group representing the State’s early care and education partners should collaborate in developing the policy/guidance… read more

Citation: Cate, D., Dell, P., & Thompson, V. (2017). Considerations for developing state policy and guidance on inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Retrieved from