Early CHOICES Mission Statement
The Early CHOICES Preschool LRE Initiative promotes increasing high quality inclusive education for each and every preschool aged child.
Early CHOICES will accomplish this through:
- Increasing the number of children receiving services in general education.
- Providing technical assistance and professional development to families and professionals.
- Collaborating with other Illinois early childhood technical assistance projects.
Early CHOICES is operated through a grant awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education to School Association for Special Education in DuPage County (SASED); 100% of annual funding for the project is from federal sources. Early CHOICES is the Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) initiative. We provide professional development and technical assistance to the early childhood community in Illinois. Early CHOICES assists the Illinois State Board of Education in meeting their local needs by providing services throughout Illinois. Early CHOICES partners with the other technical assistance projects serving the early childhood community such as Illinois STAR NET and Early Childhood Professional Learning.
To work with Early CHOICES we have created a collaborative agreement to define roles and responsibilties for programs and Early CHOICES
Funding Provided by the Illinois State Board of Education
Carisa Hurely – Earlyh Childhood Division
Kristy Doan – 619 Coordinator & Project Liaison