Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for all children, including preschool children with disabilities. Because providing preschool classes is not a requirement for local education agencies, finding natural environments for preschool-aged children with disabilities to receive special education services can be a challenge for school districts.
This is an interactive decision tree to help generate the correct PEIMS code, Location Code, and ADA code for students receiving ECSE (PPCD) services.
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