Although research with children as participants has increased, there is a continued gap in their participation in inclusive research. This review was conducted to identify factors contributing to the success of educatuional inclusion from the young child's perspective. The data was obtained by gathering qualitative research with children as participants, educational policies resource documents and guides to effective instruction. Major findings indicated that examination of the physical, emotional , social, cultural, and ideological elements within the environment are necessary to enhance the success of inclusion. The importance of including children in the assessment and evaluation of inclusive practices and heightening the voice of children in educational research is discussed.