Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Transition from Part C to Preschool

Topic editor: Kathy Whaley

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There is a need to ensure seamless transitions for children and their families as they leave Part C and other early childhood programs, so they have timely access to appropriate services. Families need to move smoothly from one program or system to another, or among services within a program or system. State and local structures, policies, interagency agreements, personnel development processes, and other mechanisms must be in place to support the transition process.

Federal Laws & Regulations

OSEP Resources

National Centers

State Resources

Monitoring Transition

National Data & Reports Relevant to Transition from Part C

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Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

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

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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