Preschool Special Education Services - Section 619 of IDEA

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Section 619 Program Contact Information

Consortium of State IDEA 619 Coordinators

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A national organization of state leaders that represents the interests of young children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5.

National Reports on the Implementation of Section 619 of IDEA

  • WWW: IDEA National Assessment Implementation Study: Final Report (2011) Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE).
  • WWW: Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Special Education Research - PEELS followed a nationally representative sample of 3,104 children with disabilities who were 3 through 5 years of age in 2003-04. It looked at the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education services, the services they received, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time. Data collection began in Fall 2003 and was repeated in Winter 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009. WWW: View all PEELS reports here.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile

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