Disability Inclusive Pre-Primary Education White Paper
Pre-primary education is the foundation for academic learning and social skills, yet most learners with disabilities are currently not participating in pre-primary education (PPE) due to barriers limiting their inclusion. These young learners miss out on opportunities to receive essential early intervention services and develop critical foundational skills.
This white paper provides an overview of evidence-based best practices in PPE for learners with disabilities. It is designed to help donors, education practitioners, and governments promote disability-inclusive PPE in existing and future programming.
Building on key findings from the Disability Inclusive Pre-Primary Education Landscape Review, this companion paper draws on evidence from high-income countries to show how disability-inclusive PPE programming can be realized internationally. The white paper offers examples of existing promising practices from low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs), with recommendations of evidence-based core practices in: leadership, assessment and identification, environment, families and caregivers, instruction and universal design for learning (UDL), interactions, teaming, collaboration and training, and transition.