A Roadmap to Quality Special Education Services for Young Children
The Early Childhood Center, part of Indiana University’s Institute on Disability and Community, has developed this website in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of Special Education to navigate a pathway to sustainable change in special education services for young children with disabilities.
The impetus for the Child Impact Project was data analysis revealing inequities in service provision and outcomes for children with disabilities. Its goal is to equip school districts to increase inclusive services and child outcomes by providing a step by step process to achievable and maintainable change using evidence-based implementation practices to identify, plan, initiate, and expand improvement efforts.
The Child Impact Project roadmap currently provides guidance for two improvement initiatives:
1. Preschool Inclusion (3 years to 5 years)
2. Early Literacy (3 years to 8 years)