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LEA Agreements


NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) will coordinate with the LEA (Local Education Agency) responsible for implementing IDEA.



  1. NOCAC HS/EHS will collaborate with the LEA to identify children enrolled or who intend to enroll in a program that may be eligible for services under IDEA. See the Referral Process Policy for further guidance.
  2. NOCAC HS/EHS will meet annually with the LEA to develop interagency agreements.
  3. NOCAC HS/EHS will provide relevant information, participate in the development and review of an IFSP/IEP and participate in meetings with the LEA, if requested by the child’s parents and the implantation of the IFSP/IEP. See the Referral Process for further guidance.
  4. NOCAC HS/EHS will retain a copy of the IFSP/IEP for any child enrolled and will be tracked in ChildPlus.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.63
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


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