Head Start Collaboration Project

Services to Children with Disabilities

Head Start/State Education Department Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Collaboration Project has worked with staff of the Region II Technical Assistance Network and State Education Department to revise the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Preschool Special Education Program. The MOU is currently available click here.

Head Start Collaboration Project staff work closely with the Region II Head Start Technical Assistance Network to provide whatever assistance programs need to use the statewide MOU as a tool to meet their requirements to develop MOUs with local school districts.

Temporary Task Force on Preschool Special Education

The Head Start Collaboration Director served as a member of the Temporary Task Force on Preschool Special Education. The Task Force was established in legislation to review the current preschool special education system and provide recommendations for improving transitions, integrating children with special needs into mainstream environments. A report was prepared and efforts have now begun to implement the report’s recommendations. Many of the recommendations should make it easier for Head Start programs to effectively serve children with disabilities.