IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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paragraph and paragraph (a)(1) of this section to clarify the subject of the training in the CSPD and to clarify that the items listed in this paragraph are training requirements.
Discussion: In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.), Congress authorized the Governor of each State to
designate or establish a State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care for children from birth to school entry (referred to as the State Advisory Council). The overall responsibility of each State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care is to lead the development or enhancement of a high-quality, comprehensive system of early childhood development and care that ensures statewide coordination and collaboration among the wide range of early childhood programs and services in the State, including child care, Head Start, the IDEA programs (including the IDEA program under Part C of the Act, and the preschool program under section 619 of Part B of the Act), and pre-kindergarten programs and services. Under the Head Start Act, the State Advisory Council is required to conduct periodic statewide needs assessments on the quality and availability of programs and services for