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The inclusion indicators are designed support state and local program leaders to examine and implement strategies that strengthen their capacity to provide high quality inclusive options in their communities. The goal of the initiative is to improve and increase inclusive opportunities for young children with disabilities ages birth through five and their families, through system and practice refinements. The indicators can be used to identify gaps and strengths with the goal to increase access to high quality programs that include and actively support the participation of children with disabilities.

These address inclusive policies and practices at the state, community, local program, and early care and education environments levels.

  • The State Indicators detail the key elements needed to be in place for an early childhood infrastructure across state agencies and federal programs. They are designed to inform state level leadership efforts relative to supporting high-quality inclusion across the state to increase access and meaningful participation of young children with disabilities.
  • The Community Inclusion Indicators are used by Community Inclusion Teams to bring service providers and families together to build community-wide awareness and vision of the importance of early childhood inclusion. The indicators assist cross-sector early childhood leadership efforts relative to supporting high-quality inclusion across programs in the community to increase access and meaningful participation of young children with disabilities.
  • The Local Program Indicators detail the key elements that are necessary for promoting high-quality inclusive policies, procedures and practices within a program. These indicators are used by leadership teams to establish the implementation infrastructure for providing high quality inclusive practices.
  • The Early Childhood Education Environment Indicators detail the key elements that are necessary for implementing high-quality inclusive practices in early childhood settings. They are designed to assist personnel in providing effective supports and services to young children with disabilities.

Created in partnership with the ECTA Center and cross-sector partners.


Check out the research findings in greater detail, in the presentations below.

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The Early Childhood Education Environment (ECEE) Inclusion Indicators observation tool is a technical assistance tool designed to help programs use more inclusive practices. The observation tool (protocol and fillable PDF) supports coaches and providers who are knowledgeable and skilled in high quality inclusive practices to develop coaching plans that build the capacity of providers to implement high quality inclusive practices regardless of their baseline.

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The Early Childhood Education Environment (ECEE) Inclusion Indicators observation tool is a technical assistance tool designed to help programs use more inclusive practices. The observation tool (protocol and fillable PDF) supports coaches and providers who are knowledgeable and skilled in high quality inclusive practices to develop coaching plans that build the capacity of providers to implement high quality inclusive practices regardless of their baseline.

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Guide

Early Care and Education Environment Indicators detail the critical practices to implement in early care and education environments based on evidence-based practices. They are designed to support efforts to improve classroom teaching practices and environments to maximize the access, meaningful participation, and developmental outcomes of young children with disabilities in early childhood settings.

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Guide

Early Care and Education Environment Indicators detail the critical practices to implement in early care and education environments based on evidence-based practices. They are designed to support efforts to improve classroom teaching practices and environments to maximize the access, meaningful participation, and developmental outcomes of young children with disabilities in early childhood settings.

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Guide

State Indicators address key infrastructure elements across state agencies and federal programs in a state early care and education system. They are designed to support leaders in evaluating and enhancing their system of supports to local programs in the service delivery system.

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Local Program Indicators address what needs to be in place to support program staff in providing high quality inclusive practices with children and families.

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Webinar

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Indicators Initiative, a joint project by NCPMI and Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center.?The suite of materials?developed for states, local programs and child environments?intended to increase the implementation of high quality inclusive practices will be presented. Specific attention will be paid to the early childhood education environment (ECEE) inclusion indicators. Video examples will be used to illustrate implementation of the ECEE inclusion indicators in a variety of programs as well as implications for local program and state level staff.

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Fact Sheet

The National Early Childhood Inclusion Indicators Initiative is a national initiative with partners across early care and education working to develop indicators that address inclusive policies and practices at the state, local program leadership and classroom system level. The indicators will support state and local program leaders to examine and implement strategies that strengthen their capacity to provide high quality inclusive options in their communities. The goal of the initiative is to improve and increase inclusive opportunities for young children with disabilities and their families, through system and practice refinements.

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The Early Childhood Education Environment (ECEE) Inclusion Indicators observation tool is a technical assistance tool designed to help programs use more inclusive practices. The observation tool (protocol and fillable PDF) supports coaches and providers who are knowledgeable and skilled in high quality inclusive practices to develop coaching plans that build the capacity of providers to implement high quality inclusive practices regardless of their baseline.

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The Early Childhood Education Environment (ECEE) Inclusion Indicators observation tool is a technical assistance tool designed to help programs use more inclusive practices. The observation tool (protocol and fillable PDF) supports coaches and providers who are knowledgeable and skilled in high quality inclusive practices to develop coaching plans that build the capacity of providers to implement high quality inclusive practices regardless of their baseline.

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