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disability must receive: (1) an explanation, consistent

with §303.211(b)(1)(ii), of the toddler’s options to

continue to receive early intervention services under this part or preschool services under section 619 of the Act;

and (2) the initial annual notice referenced in §303.211(b)

(1). We have added these requirements in §303.209(f)(2) to

ensure that the initial annual notice required in

§303.211(b)(1) is provided at the transition conference

when the IFSP Team, which includes the parent of a toddler with a disability, is required to consider transition options, steps and services. The annual notice requirement

in §303.209(f)(2) is not new as it is required under

§303.211(b)(1). Requiring the initial annual notice to be

provided at the transition conference is critical because the annual notice must contain an explanation of the

differences between services provided under §303.211 and

preschool services under section 619 of the Act.

In new §303.209(f)(3), we clarify that the transition

requirements in new §303.211(b)(6)(ii), which relate to

transition from services under §303.211 to preschool,

kindergarten or elementary school, apply to children age three and older when those children are receiving services

under §303.211. We also discuss these transition

requirements further in the discussion relating to new