PED FOCUS | Least Restricitve Environmental/Inclusion

Inclusion Guide

Inclusion Guide Document

New Mexico Early Childhood Guide for Inclusion  Birth – 5, supports the alliance among early care and education practitioners and administrators in working together to assist young children under the age of five in attaining their joint goal of positive developmental outcomes for children. It provides a roadmap for direct service delivery partners and administrators in building more coordinated service delivery for children.

This guide can be used by the partners to:

  • Communicate effectively with each other and with families
  • Work together in planning and implementing for Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs) for children birth to three and Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for children age three to five
  • Work together to support a child’s access and full participation in center-based care, activities, and routines
  • Support individual children and families in developing skills to be active participants in their community
  • Work together to build infrastructure and systems needed to support inclusive services


Terri Tapia
Education and Outreach Manager
(505) 249-1133

Janet Alvarado
Education & Development Manager
(505) 269-7720

PED FOCUS Coaches Contact Info