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U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans
Statute: TITLE I / C / 635 / a / 8

(8) A comprehensive system of personnel development, including the training of paraprofessionals and the training of primary referral sources with respect to the basic components of early intervention services available in the State that--

(A) shall include--

(i) implementing innovative strategies and activities for the recruitment and retention of early education service providers;

(ii) promoting the preparation of early intervention providers who are fully and appropriately qualified to provide early intervention services under this part; and

(iii) training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers served under this part from a program providing early intervention services under this part and under part B (other than section 619), to a preschool program receiving funds under section 619, or another appropriate program; and

(B) may include--

(i) training personnel to work in rural and inner-city areas; and

(ii) training personnel in the emotional and social development of young children.