Section 618 of IDEA requires states to submit data about infants and toddlers who receive early intervention services under Part C (number and percentage of children served by race, gender, and ethnicity; settings for services; numbers of and reasons for children exiting services; disability categories, and more).
States report outcomes data for children and families receiving Part C services on their Annual Performance Reports (APRs). National child and family outcomes data for Part C can be found in the annual Part C APR Indicator Analyses reports (see Indicators C3 and C4). Highlights from the most recent APR data analyses are also available on the Outcomes section of our website.
Annual Federal Appropriations and Number of Children Served
Part C Child Count data is reported as the number of infants and toddlers receiving services on a specific state-designated date between October 1-December 1 of the Federal fiscal year (FFY). The FFY runs from October 1-September 30. This means, for example, that FFY 2013 child count data is from the Fall of 2012. The table below shows Part C Federal Appropriations and Child Count Data starting from 1987-present.
Annual Appropriations and Number of Children Served Under Part C of IDEA
3 Number of infants and toddlers (in U.S. and outlying areas) receiving early intervention services under Part C (and Chapter 1 for FY 1987-1994 only), as of December 1 of the Federal fiscal year. For example, for fiscal year 2010, 348,604 children were reported to be receiving services as of December 1, 2009.
4 Percentage of infants and toddlers receiving early intervention services under Part C (and Chapter 1 for 1987-1994 only) as of December 1 of the Federal fiscal year. For example, for fiscal year 2011, 2.82% of infants and toddlers were reported to be receiving services as of December 1, 2010. Percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of children served by the total population. For some years, it is calculated using the population of the US and outlying areas (all states, DC, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and Virgin Islands); for other years it is calculated using the population of all states, DC and PR. The difference between the two is negligible.