Transition from Part C to Preschool
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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.
- November 28, 2023: OSEP has released the 2023 Early Childhood Transition Questions and Answers document. This document incorporates longstanding policy and provides further clarification on early childhood transition requirements as children transition from the IDEA Part C early intervention program to the IDEA Part B preschool program. This resource has been added to the collection of OSEP Resources on Transition.
- March 17, 2023: Letter to Nix on Early Childhood Transition Requirements added to the collection of OSEP Resources on Transition.
Transition from Part C to Part B, Section 619 Services: Review of Existing Documentation for Children
This document can be used as a checklist during transition planning to gather key Part C information for consideration during the Part B evaluation and eligibility determination process. Families and Part C programs have a wealth of information to share during a transition planning conference, and it is vital to gather all available information to establish eligibility and develop a high-quality IEP. Be innovative in seeking information and obtaining documentation.
Individual states' regulations can provide detail on the elements required for each eligibility category. Add rows or otherwise edit this document as needed.