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and pre-kindergarten programs and services. Because this requirement regarding State Advisory Councils on Early Childhood Education and Care was established after the proposed Part C regulations were published, in final

§303.605 we have added coordination with these State

Advisory Councils as an authorized activity of the SICC.

Such coordination may allow States to offer joint

professional development opportunities for EIS professionals with other early learning professionals including those who work in child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, State funded preschool, 619 programs, and early elementary education to address such issues as school readiness across all the major domains of early learning and transition to elementary school. This change will not impose an additional burden on the SICC because it is an

optional duty under §303.605 and not a required duty under

§303.604.

Changes: New §303.605(c) has been added to allow the SICC

to coordinate and collaborate with the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care, as described in section 642B(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. 9837b(b)(1)(A)(i).

Subpart H—Federal and State Monitoring and Enforcement;

Reporting; and Allocation of Funds