Ed_gov_transparent ED.gov - Link to ED.gov Home Page

Note:  This document has been delivered to the Office of the Federal Register but has not yet been scheduled for publication.  The official version of this document is the document that is published in the Federal Register.

with these State Advisory Councils as an authorized activity of the CSPD. This change will not impose an additional burden on the CSPD because it is an optional

duty under §303.118(b) and not a required duty under

§303.118(a).

Changes: New §303.118(b)(4) has been added to allow the

CSPD to include training personnel who provide services under this part, using standards that are consistent with early learning personnel development standards funded under the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care established under the Head Start Act, if applicable.

Personnel standards (§303.119)

Comment: Some commenters disagreed with our proposal to

remove the provision in current §303.361(a)(2), which

requires State education personnel standards to meet the highest requirement for a profession or discipline. The commenters asserted that the removal of this provision, while perhaps deemed necessary to alleviate an immediate personnel shortage crisis and serve children who are currently eligible, could undermine the quality of early intervention programs. The commenters expressed concern that not requiring State education personnel standards to meet the highest requirement for a profession or discipline will promote a two-tiered system in which infants and