IDEA 2004: Building the Legacy
Part C (birth - 2 years old)
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Discussion: As discussed under §303.118, section 642B of
the Head Start Act of 2007 now requires the Governor of each State to designate or establish a council to serve as the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care (referred to as State Advisory Councils). 42 U.S.C. 9837b(b)(1)(A)(i). Section 642B(b)(1)(C)(viii) of the Head Start Act states that the members of the State Advisory Council shall include, to the maximum extent possible a representative of the State agency responsible for programs under section 619 or Part C of the IDEA. Because this requirement regarding State Advisory Councils was established after the proposed Part C regulations were
published, in final §303.210 we have added that the State
lead agency must participate as a representative on the State Advisory Council, if applicable. This provision mirrors the provision in the Head Start Act and will increase coordination among early childhood programs in the State.
Changes: Proposed §303.210 has been redesignated as
§303.210(a) and we have added new §303.210(b) to require
that the State lead agency participate as a representative, under section 642B(b)(1)(C)(viii) of the Head Start Act, on the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care established under the Head Start Act, if applicable.