Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Preschool Special Education Services - Section 619

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Section 619 topic editors: Joan Danaher and Sue Goode

Most recent additions to this page:

(See also, our related IDEA and Part C Web pages)

Application and SPP/APR Resources for Part B-Section 619 Coordinators

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.

Key Preschool Principles and Practices Underlying the IEP Process

A NECTAC-convened workgroup of diverse stakeholders (researchers, higher education faculty, state policy makers, regional and local program administrators, family representatives, service providers, and technical assistance providers) engaged in a consensus process to articulate principles for the IEP Process that support family participation, inclusive practices and positive outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. They also developed a companion document on practices. A list of the workgroup participants is included in each of the documents. These resources were incorporated into the Developing High-Quality, Functional IFSP Outcomes and IEP Goals Training Package (2012)

Federal Law, Regulations and Policy Letters

States' Part B Regulations

The ECTA Center has collected a list of links to State Part B Regulations and other policy documents (statutes, procedures, guidance materials)on the states' Web sites for implementing Part B of IDEA. If your state has similar resources available online, please contact Sue Goode (sue.goode@unc.edu) to add them to our list.

Resources on data collection for preschool educational environments

  • PPT: Reporting Requirements (October 2010): presentation delineating the instructions for Child Count data collection. (posted 10/8/10)
  • PDF: Decision Tree for Coding (September 2010): for distinguishing which educational environment data code to use. (posted 10/1/10)

Data Tables and State Profiles for Section 619

National Reports on the Implementation of Section 619 of IDEA

WWW: IDEA National Assessment Implementation Study: Final Report (2011)

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. This study examined the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education, the services they receive, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time on assessments of academic and adaptive skills. PEELS followed a nationally representative sample of 3,104 children with disabilities who were 3 through 5 years of age in 2003-04. Data collection began in fall 2003 and was repeated in winter 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
WWW: View all PEELS reports here.

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