Understanding Indicator 6: Preschool Environments
Indicator 6: Preschool least restrictive environment (LRE) is an SPP/APR indicator focused on the percent of children aged 3 through 5 (not enrolled in kindergarten) with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who receive special education and related services in settings with children who are typically developing. There are three components to this indicator:
6a. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who attend a regular early childhood program and receive the majority of their special education and related services in the regular early childhood program.
6b. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs attend a separate special education class, separate school, or residential facility
6c. Children aged 3 through 5 with IEPs who receive their special education and related services in the home.
Policy and Position Statements
Inclusion Research and Resources
KSDE Presentations on Indicator 6
Using Preschool Environments Data to Promote Inclusion in Kansas (PPT) Session from the 2022 KSDE SET Summer Leadership Conference.
Indicator 6 Preschool Environments (Vimeo) (19:42 minutes) / PDF Slides (external link) This recorded webinar from the 2021 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference provides an overview of Indicator 6.
For questions concerning Indictor 6 contact KSDE Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Julie Rand.
For information regarding training around Indicator 6 or other early childhood special education questions, request assistance through TASN.