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National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)

This 2007 edition of the Section 619 Profile updates information on state policies, programs, and practices under the Preschool Grants Program (Section 619 of Part B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It presents current and/or historical information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which are all eligible to receive Part B, Section 619 funds. The state and jurisdictional Section 619 Coordinators from 45 states provided updated and new information for this edition. For those states and jurisdictions that did not participate, information from other resources is at times included. The information presented was updated through May 2007. Section I, Coordinators' Profile Updates, addresses the following content areas: (1) Administration; (2) Funding; (3) Interagency Coordination; (4) Personnel; (5) Transition; (6) Accreditation and Monitoring; (7) Use of IEPs and IFSPs; (8) Family-Centered Services; (9) Standards and Outcome Measures; (10) Pre-Kindergarten Initiatives; and (11) Initiatives for Special Populations. Section II, Implementation Resources, addresses: (1) Special Education Mandates and Legislation; (2) Federal Appropriations and National Child Count 1977-2006; (3) State Child Count Data 1986-2006; (4) Eligibility Policies and Practices for Young Children under Part B of IDEA; (5) Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) in Personnel Preparation Standards under Section 619 of IDEA; (6) Preschoolers with Disabilities: Characteristics, Services, and Results, Wave 1 Overview Report (J. Markowitz; E. Carlson; W. Frey: J. Riley; A. Shimshak; H. Heinzen; J. Strohl; S. Klein; H, Lee; C Rosenquist); (7) Preschoolers with Disabilities; and (8) Measuring Child Outcomes: Section 619 State Activities (L. Kahn; R. Rooney). Section III includes contact information for the state and jurisdictional Section 619 Program coordinators, preschool program contacts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and outlying areas. Section IV contains Section 619 program data from (For the 14th edition of this document, see ED493100.)

Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disabilities, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Grants, Special Education, Preschool Children, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC). Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040. Tel: 919-962-2001; Fax: 919-966-7463; e-mail: nectac[at]; Web site:

Autor: Lazara, Alex, Ed.; Danaher, Joan, Ed.; Kraus, Robert, Ed.


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