Including Children with Special Needs

Young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families need specialized services and supports to optimize their development and prepare for later learning. These services and supports are most effective when coordinated with other services and programs in the community. IDEA Part C and Part B, 619 programs must be an integral part of each state’s early childhood system. IDEA programs have much to contribute to early childhood systems building because of their longstanding focus on coordinated service delivery. Staff from these programs can offer resources and expertise to help build, support, and sustain the broader early care and education system. For more information on an early childhood mixed delivery system, contact the PDG B-5 technical assistance specialist for your region.

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