Least Restrictive Environment. Each child with a disability should receive services in an instructional setting that most closely approximates the learning environment of his/her non-disabled peers (regular classroom) in a manner beneficial to the individual student and students in the regular classroom. The LRE is determined by the IEP team.
Least restrictive environment. An eligible child's LRE requirement may be met in three ways: (1) Participation at least part of the time in Head Start or another public agency serving preschool children; (2) Placement in a private setting that may or may not enroll additional children with disabilities; (3) Locating segregated classes for eligible children in regular elementary schools.
Least Restrictive Environment. Educational placement in which, to the maximum extent appropriate, exceptional children are placed in educational programs with non-exceptional children.