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.
This framework was developed by MDE's ECSE team. The initial version was reviewed by a diverse group of local program leaders. The second revision was implemented by 14 local programs for the purpose of providing feedback based on first knowledge of use.
What INSPIRE ACTION is:
What INSPIRE ACTION is not: