NEA supports early intervention efforts
NEA recommends increased focus on (1) building shared responsibility for students served during the preschool and early childhood years and (2) enhancing early intervention efforts that provide classroom-based instructional strategies and supports within the general education classroom.
Early intervention is critical. High quality early childhood programs can mitigate the negative effects of biological and environmental factors on child development.
NEA seeks increased funding for early intervention efforts. This practice is educationally and cost effective and should be funded with "new" money, not with funds carved out of existing IDEA dollars.