System Planning Tools

Planning for systems change is complex and multifaceted.  Early CHOICES is available to provide technical assistance to Illinois school districts to support this change.

A few tools to get programs started is the our What Makes Inclusion Work in Early Childhood and the companion planning tool.  Resources to support your planning are organized in this livebinder.

Understanding how implementation occurs and the stages of implementation  is also beneficial to teams.

High quality inclusion is defined by the Illinois Inclusion Guidelines.  Created as a tool for the Award of Excellence for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs these guidelines are exemplars in high quality inclusive practices.

To complete a self-assessment with your program’s inclusion team, please explore the Illinois Inclusion Guidelines Checklist.

The Inclusive Inquiry Cycle Self-Study and Planning Guide is designed to help you
collaborate with your staff and follow the steps of the Inclusive Inquiry Cycle as you
plan for continuous quality improvement, specifically regarding achieving high quality
inclusive classrooms for preschoolers.

Recommended Resources

The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox, Erin E. Barton Ph.D., BCBA-D, Barbara J. Smith 

First Steps to Preschool Inclusion, Sarika S. Gupta Ph.D., William R. Henninger IV, Ph.D., Megan E. Vinh Ph.D.

Making Preschool Inclusion Work, Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs M.A., M. Diane Klein Ph.D., CCC-SLP