Review by: Ilene Schwartz, Professor of Special Education, University of Washington, Director, Haring Center for Inclusive Education
"As practitioners and consumers are moving towards more inclusive programs, the field has not had an instrument to use to evaluate the quality of these environment. The ICP is that tool!"
Review by: Eva Horn, Professor of Special Education, Coordinator of Early Childhood Unified Program, University of Kansas
"An invaluable tool for program directors, early educators, and teacher educators for obtaining an in-depth view of critical practices for implementing high quality inclusion."
Review by: Camille Catlett, Scientist Emerita, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The beauty of this tool is the ways in which it underscores quality for each and every child. While the stated intent is to support young children of diverse abilities, the hard look at environments, activities, and instructional supports has implications for many learners who will benefit from individual consideration, including dual language learners, children from diverse cultural contexts, and children who have not had substantial prior educational exposure or experiences. The ICP reminds us of the ways in which we need to pay attention if we wish to support each child's full potential."
Review by: Susan Sandall, Professor, College of Education, University of Washington
"The ICP holds huge potential for guiding program improvement to enhance access, participation and learning for all children. It lays out the practices that adults must use to include every child and ensure that every child is truly a member of the class. The practices are both research-based and attainable."
Review by: Sarika Gupta, Assistant Research Professor, Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention, University of Maryland
"ICP is a long-awaited resource that encourages educators, professional development providers, and administrators to reflect on how to promote young children with disabilities’ active participation in inclusive early childhood programs. It will help take the guess-work out of how to make decisions that improve program quality."
Review by: Pam Winton, Senior Scientist, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
"Thanks to the ICP, researchers, administrators, policymakers and parents now have an important tool to capture information about the actual implementation of high quality inclusion practices."