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ERIC Number: ED520523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Including Children with Disabilities in State Pre-K Programs. Pre-K Policy Brief Series
Boylan, Ellen; Goldman, Dan
Education Law Center
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. It is intended to serve as a resource for policy makers and advocates seeking to increase inclusion in state funded pre-k programs. Appendices include: (a) Summary of Federal Laws Promoting Inclusion of Pre-k; and (b) What is High Quality Pre-k? (Contains 1 table and 69 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts
Authoring Institution: Education Law Center
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)