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:
- 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 .
- 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:|
|Caring for Our Children:|
|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:|