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The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox: How to Build and Lead a High-Quality Program

Preschool Inclusion Toolbox
Erin E. Barton Ph.D., BCBA-D
Barbara J. Smith Ph.D.
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Brookes Publishing Co.
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Inclusion is clearly related to better outcomes for young children—but reports from the US Department of Education show the practice has grown by just 5% over the past 27 years. This is the how-to book preschool administrators, school district leaders, child care directors, and faculty need to step up the progress of early childhood inclusion through big-picture, systems-level change.

Shaped by feedback from a nationwide survey of IDEA Part B Preschool Coordinators and local school district leaders who shared their real-life inclusion challenges, this is your comprehensive toolbox of problem-solving tips, evidence-based practices, and practical checklists and handouts. You’ll learn how to overcome the challenges to a high-quality inclusive preschool program, and you’ll create a solid action plan for building and maintaining a successful program where all children learn and grow together.


  • solve common challenges to inclusion through new policies and procedures
  • establish a strong inclusion team to make collaborative decisions
  • implement an action plan for inclusion—and measure its effects
  • increase access, participation, and supports for children with disabilities
  • help teachers use evidence-based practices like RTI and differentiated instruction
  • develop effective teacher professional development practices
  • make sound decisions about placement for each individual child

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Reproducible planning forms and tools; more than 100 PowerPoint slides to help structure professional development events; tips and lessons from effective school reform efforts across the country; application and reflection questions for independent study and coursework.

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