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LEA Referral Statement


NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will refer a child to the LEA (Local Education Agency) if warranted through the developmental, speech/language, social/emotional, vision and/or hearing screenings.



NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start Staff will:

  1. Refer any participant presenting concerns on any and/or all screenings for a formal evaluation to assess eligibility for services under IDEA as soon as possible and not to exceed timelines required under IDEA .
  2. Partner with the participant’s parents to help support the family through the LEA’s evaluation process.


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.33 (3,4,5); 1302.60
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   3/17/20, 8/17/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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