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policies when the lead agency adopts or revises its

policies that are part of the State’s Part C statewide

system because the lead agency must make those policies available for public comment and hearing based on the

requirements in §303.208(b).

Changes: None.

Authorized activities by the Council (§303.605)

Comment: None.

Discussion: With The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress amended the Head Start Act. Section 642B of the Head Start Act 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). The overall responsibility of each State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care is to lead the development or enhancement of a high-quality, comprehensive system of early childhood development and care that ensures statewide coordination and collaboration among the wide range of early childhood programs and services in the State, including child care, Head Start, the IDEA programs (including the IDEA program under Part C of the Act and the preschool program under section 619 and Part B of the Act),