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notification to children who may be eligible for preschool services under Part B of the Act. First, the limitation is consistent with section 637(a)(9)(A)(ii)(II) of the Act, which requires that, with the approval of the family of the child, the lead agency convene a transition conference among the lead agency, the family, and the LEA representative only for those children potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B of the Act.

Second, limiting LEA notification to cover only toddlers potentially eligible for preschool services under Part B of the Act is critical to ensuring that the SEA and LEA where the toddler resides have adequate time to meet their respective child find and early childhood transition responsibilities under sections 612(a)(3), 637(a)(9). By the third birthday of such a child, an individualized education program or, if consistent with sections 614(d)(2)(B) and 636(d), an individualized family service plan, has been developed and is being implemented for the child. The local educational agency will participate in transition planning conferences arranged by the designated lead agency under section 635(a)(10).

">612(a)(9), 612(a)(10)(A)(ii), and 614(d)(2)(B) of Part B of the Act, and in particular to develop and implement an IEP by the

child’s third birthday as required by section 637(a)(9). By the third birthday of such a child, an individualized education program or, if consistent with sections 614(d)(2)(B) and 636(d), an individualized family service plan, has been developed and is being implemented for the child. The local educational agency will participate in transition planning conferences arranged by the designated lead agency under section 635(a)(10).

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the Act and 34 CFR 300.124(b). These provisions require that children who participate in the early intervention programs under Part C of the Act and children who will participate in the preschool services under Part B of the Act experience a smooth and effective transition to those preschool programs in a manner consistent with section 637(a)(9) of the Act.