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NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will provide individualized services and supports to meet the child’s needs while the LEA is determining eligibility for IDEA.



  1. For IEP’s only, the following forms must be completed before the IEP referral process can begin:
    1. Release of Information (ROI)
    2. Intervention Team Referral (ITR)
    3. Child Service Plan (CSP)
  2. For IFSP’s only, the following forms must be completed before the IFSP referral process can begin:
    1. Release of Information (ROI)
    2. Child Service Plan (CSP)
  3. Once the family has given permission to refer the child to the LEA by signing the Release of Information (ROI) and the Intervention Team Referral (ITR).  A CSP is written by the Disabilities/Intervention Specialist and the child’s teacher/Home Visitor with family input. During the eligibility determination period, the Disabilities/Intervention Specialist along with the child’s teacher and family will develop a Child Service Plan (CSP)
  4. The CSP will use the child’s strengths and be based on the most recent screening information.
  5. Will be shared with the LEA along with all referral information.
  6. Teaching staff will implement CSP and track on the classroom lesson plan and email to the Disabilities/Intervention Specialist every two weeks when lesson plans are due.
  7. Ongoing assessment will be recorded in the child’s classroom observations and transferred to Teaching Strategies Gold and labeled “per CSP”.
  8. CSPs will be updated as needed.
  9. Upon receipt of an IFSP/IEP, CSP will be closed out and recorded in Child Plus by the Disabilities/Intervention Specialist.
  10. A CSP may be initiated/continued at any time based on the child’s needs.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.61(b)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    IDEA


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   3/18/20
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: