The Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship


In order to ensure the success of all children in an inclusive preschool classroom, teachers must utilize evidence-based practices as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Council for Exceptional Children’sDivision of Early Childhood Recommended Practices. This can be achieved through the implementation of theUniversal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. UDL is a proactive approach to classroom instruction that provides multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression. This article provides a brief overview of UDL, with a specific focus on multiple means of action and expression in the early childhood classroom. It is critical for practitioners to incorporate strategies related to multiple means of action, engagement, expression, and representation because these strategies afford all learners diverse ways to navigate the learning environment, express their understanding, and demonstrate new knowledge and skills.