Transition from First Steps to State Funded Preschool

Include children that had an IEP in place by the third birthday between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. 

Count children in each category only ONCE. 

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* 1. District

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* 2. TOTAL number of children who have been served in Part C and referred to Part B for Part B eligibility determination between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

Clarification: Enter the total number of referrals from First Steps to the district for Part B services.
Count only 
referrals in which the child is actively enrolled in First Steps with a current Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) AND the family completed a First Steps referral form or the district’s referral process.
Do not count:
*children who are not actively enrolled from First Steps.
*children listed on the First Steps Notification List whose family has not completed a First Steps referral form or the district’s referral process.

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* 3. Number of those referred determined to be NOT eligible and whose eligibility was determined prior to their third birthdays.

Clarification: Count only those referrals that:
*parent provided written consent for initial evaluation AND
*evaluation was conducted within 60 school days of parental consent AND
*the child did not meet the eligibility criteria for Part B services
Do not count :
*children whose parent did not provide written consent for initial evaluation
*children whose evaluation was not completed within 60 school days
*children whom the ARC did not determine eligibility within 60 school days

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* 4. Number of those found eligible who have an IEP developed and implemented by their third birthdays.

Clarification: Enter number of referrals from First Steps who had an IEP implemented by the third birthday.
Do not count:
*children whose parent did not provide written consent for initial evaluation
*children whose evaluation was not completed within 60 school days
*children whom the ARC did not determine eligibility within 60 school days
*children who did not have an IEP developed within 30 days of the date of eligibility
*children whose parents have not provided written consent for services before or on the third birthday

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* 5. Number of children for whom parent refusal to provide consent caused delays in evaluation or initial services or to whom exceptions under 34 CFR §300.301(d) applied.

Clarification: Enter the number of referrals delayed due to parent refusal to provide consent for evaluation or services. Count only those referrals that parent delayed providing written consent for the initial evaluation and this action resulted in the district is unable to determine eligibility AND develop an IEP by the third birthday. This category also includes those children whose parent delayed providing written consent for initial services and this action resulted in the district being unable to implement the IEP by the third birthday.
Do not count:
*referrals where the parent has provided consent for the initial evaluation or IEP services

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* 6. Number of children determined to be eligible for early intervention services under Part C less than 90 days before their third birthdays.

Clarification: Enter the number of referrals from First Steps in less than 90 days from third birthday AND who have an IEP implemented by the third birthday. Count only those referrals that:
*parent provided written consent for initial evaluation AND
*evaluation was conducted within 60 school days of parental consent AND
*IEP was developed within 30 days of date of eligibility determination AND
*Parent provided consent for services before or on the third birthday
Do not count:
*children whose parent did not provide written consent for initial evaluation
*children whose evaluation was not completed within 60 school days
*children whom the ARC did not determine eligibility within 60 school days
*children who did not have an IEP developed within 30 days of the date of eligibility
*children whose parents have not provided written consent for services before or on the third birthday

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* 7. Indicate the maximum number of days beyond the third birthday when eligibility was determined and the IEP developed.

Clarification: For children that eligibility was determined after the third birthday, please enter the maximum number of days the process was delayed.
Do not count:

*children that did not qualify for services
*children that did not complete special education process due to parent delay
*children that could not be located

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* 8. Indicate the reason for the delay in IEP implementation for the children counted above. Do not include COVID-19 related delays in this response.

Clarification: Reasons for delay may include:
*could not locate
*parent refused to provide consent
*parent delayed the special education process due to illness

*parent refused all district services

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* 9. Indicate the number of children who did not transition by the third birthday due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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* 10. Name/Role
*By completing this question, you are certifying that the information entered into this survey is accurate*

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