The INSPIRE ACTION framework was developed to assist those responsible for administrative oversight of local early childhood special education programs to identify and celebrate strong program components and to identify those program components most in need of improvement. The development was sparked by recognition that many local program leaders (e.g., Directors of Special Education, elementary principals, some special education coordinators) have limited knowledge of early childhood special education and are unable to consistently determine the presence or absence of ECSE program quality.

Intentional Instruction within Routines


Intentional instruction within routines requires providers to identify naturally occurring activities, routines and transitions when intervention procedures designed for teaching a child’s IEP/IFSP outcomes can be intentionally implemented throughout the day in the home, classroom and center or community.




PDF-Guided Resources and Support

Please contact your regional PDF if you have investigated all of these resources and continue to have questions or concerns related to this core component of INSPIRE ACTION.