Preschool IEP

Preschool IEP



An inclusive, accessible education starts as early as possible! With these resources, parents can learn how to prepare for their very first IEP meetings and understand the options for placement and accommodations available to preschoolers.

Where should I look to find the right preschool?

Choosing the right preschool for your child can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not yet sure what to look for. We’ve rounded up a list of questions to help you get started. What type of classroom do you envision your child thriving in? What questions should you ask of potential schools? What will your child need to be successful? Check them out along with many other tips in our article The Preschool Transition: Choosing a School and Preparing for Your First IEP.



Where should I look to find the right preschool?

What questions should I ask to assess if a school is a good fit for my child?

How do I advocate for inclusion in my child’s preschool?

What should I do to prepare for my child’s first IEP?

Top Parent Questions

Does the district have to provide gen ed placement in preschool?
Districts are not required to operate preschools for children without disabilities in California. However, LRE requires that children with disabilities be taught alongside their non-disabled peers to the “maximum extent possible.”
Does my child need an IEP in preschool?
All students who receive special education services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and all IEPs must ensure that the student has access to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes preschool if your child is eligible for special education services.
How should I choose a preschool for my child?
Think about what will work best for your child and family. Once you have your list of questions, wants, and needs ready, contact the schools you’re considering or the district to set up tours. Ask to tour all class options that may apply to your child.


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