Preschool Grants Program
(Section 619 of Part B of IDEA)
Section 619 topic editors: Joan Danaher and Sue Goode
Most recent additions to this page:
Invitation to Comment on the Proposed IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) - To view all related documents and submit your comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter ED-2013-ICCD-0047 into the search box. Then click on "Open Docket Folder." For additional information see
Materials from the April 18, 2013 TA Call on Revised SPP/APR Package. Comments must be submitted by June 14, 2013.
The IDEA Part B Final Regulations on Parental Consent for the Use of
Public Benefits or Insurance were published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2013. See our
Part B Regulations Web page for more information.
- FFY 2012 Allocations for Preschool Grants: IDEA Part B, Section 619 - Table II (posted May 2, 2012)
- FFY 2012 Allocations for Grants to States: IDEA Part B, Section 611 - Table I (posted May 2, 2012)
- FFY 2012 IDEA Part B, Section 611 Interactive Spreadsheet (posted May 2, 2012)
Application and SPP/APR Resources for Part B-Section 619 Coordinators
Section 619 Program Contact Information
Consortium of State IDEA 619 Coordinators
A national organization of state leaders that represents the interests of young children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5.
Federal Statute and Regulations
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 ofIDEA. If your state has similar resources available online, please contact Sue Goode (email@example.com) to add them to our list.
Resources on data collection for preschool educational environments
Data Tables and State Profiles for Section 619
Reports from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS)
The Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS), funded by the National Center for Special Education Research in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, 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. View list of PEELS reports.
Additional Publications Related to the Preschool Grants Program
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