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22 Pa. Code § 405.31. Coordination and collaboration with agencies providing services to young children.

PROGRAM COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION


§ 405.31. Coordination and collaboration with agencies providing services to young children.

 (a)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with the local agencies providing Early Intervention services to Infants and Toddlers to ensure a smooth transition for children and families that have been receiving services from Early Intervention.

 (b)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with the local agencies providing Early Intervention services to preschool age children to ensure the following:

   (1)  A smooth transition for children and families that have been receiving services from Early Intervention.

   (2)  Coordination of any continued Early Intervention services the child will receive while enrolled in the Program.

   (3)  Awareness of the available Early Intervention services for children enrolled in the Program who have not been identified as in need of Early Intervention services but who may be eligible for the services, and the capacity to provide appropriate information to parents and make appropriate referrals for Early Intervention evaluations and services.

 (c)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with the Child Care Information Services agency in their area to coordinate services and benefits received by families and to achieve enrollment in the Program of children who are most at risk and in need of services.

 (d)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with programs that provide the before and after Program child care for participating children so that transportation arrangements, emergency contacts and other necessary information are shared and so that the needs of families whose children are enrolled in the Program are met.

 (e)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with Head Start agencies.

 (f)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with school districts in those areas from which they are enrolling children in the Program to develop and implement plans for a smooth transition for children who will leave the Program to be enrolled in the school districts’ K-12 program; to ensure alignment of curriculum and standards between the Program and the K-12 school district program; and to consolidate activities, such as professional development, to the extent practicable, to the advantage of both programs and creation of greater efficiencies.

 (g)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with the local community groups that engage the public in issues related to early childhood education.

 (h)  Approved providers shall coordinate and collaborate with other Program sites in their county on activities such as professional development, family outreach and child enrollment strategies, to the extent practicable to the advantage of all of the Programs and creation of greater efficiencies.



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