Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Interagency Coordination

There is a need for coordination and communication across agency lines to effectively provide the array of necessary services for young children, infants, toddlers and preschoolers, with disabilities and their families. Interagency agreements, policies, procedures, guidelines, personnel development, and other mechanisms must be in place to facilitate communication and coordination across agencies at the state and local levels. Interagency councils at the state and local level, which represent the diversity of their constituents, must engage in ongoing assessment of state and community needs and resources and improve the availability of comprehensive services and supports.

Laws/Regulations Regarding Interagency Coordination in Federal Programs Serving Young Children

State & Local Collaboration

Interagency Agreements

Interagency Coordinating Councils

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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 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     © 2012-2018 ECTA Center

  • UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute