Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Extended Part C Option (for Services Beyond Age 3)

WWW: Part C Option: Age 3 to Kindergarten Age – Statute, IDEA Partnership

WWW: IDEA 2004 Regulations – 619 State Administration and Other State-level Activities

PDF: Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Final Regulations, Nonregulatory Guidance (November 2011)

WWW: Maryland Infants & Toddlers Program (MITP) Regulations (2013)

Policies and procedures for Maryland's Exended IFSP Option are incorporated into their egulations for the Infants & Toddlers Program (COMAR 13A.13.01 and 13A.13.02). Under this option, the child and family would continue to receive early intervention services with an educational component that promotes school readiness and incorporates preliteracy, language, and numeracy skills through an IFSP until the child's 4th birthday. See also, Technical Assistance Bulletin on Effective Transition Practices: Supporting Family Choice at Age 3 (November 7, 2016), Maryland State Department of Education.

PDF: Issues and Questions to Consider for States Exploring the Part C Option: Discussion Tool (2005)

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

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  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
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  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

The 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 H326P120002 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.

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