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§303.211(b)(6)(ii).

Coordination with Head Start and Early Head Start, early

education, and child care programs (§303.210)

Comment: One commenter stated that §303.210 is redundant

because Head Start and Early Head Start are required members of the State Interagency Coordinating Council

(Council) under §303.601(a)(8).

Discussion: We do not agree that the inclusion of Head

Start and Early Head Start in §303.210 repeats the

requirement in §303.601(a)(8), which requires at least one

member of the Council to be from a Head Start or Early Head Start agency or program in the State. Section 303.210 implements section 637(a)(10) of the Act, which requires each State application to contain a description of State efforts to promote collaboration among Early Head Start programs under section 645A of the Head Start Act, early education and child care programs, and services under Part C of the Act. This is different from the requirement in section 641(b)(1)(H) of the Act, and implemented through

§303.601(a)(8), which specifies that at least one member of

the Council must be from a Head Start or Early Head Start agency or program in the State.

Changes: None.

Comment: None.