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LEA Services


NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start will work closely with the local agency responsible for implementing IDEA, the family and other service partners.



NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start, in collaboration with the LEA (Local Education Agency) will:

  1. Review the LEA Agreement yearly.
  2. Require NOCAC Head Start/Early Head Start Teachers/Home Visitors to contact the participant’s dual enrollment teacher quarterly. Contact will be documented on the Monthly Contact Form for Children with IFSP/IEP.
  3. Require the LEA to provide any specialized therapies, such as but not limited to, physical, occupational and speech/language.
  4. Review the IEP yearly as required by IDEA.
  5. Review IFSP every 6 months.
  6. Collaborate to enroll the child in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).


Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.63(b)
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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