Early Head Start staff are responsible for facilitating the transition process from Early Head Start into Head Start or other high quality programs and support services. A smooth transition is important to ensure each child continues to receive enriching early child development services and each family continues to receive the support services necessary to promote healthy family development.
To ensure the most appropriate placement and services following participation in Early Head Start, transition planning must take place for each child and family at least six months prior to the child’s third birthday.
The process must take into account; the child’s health status and developmental level, progress made by the child and family while in Early Head Start, current and changing family circumstances, and the availability of Head Start and other child development services in the community.
This meets Performance Standards, Title 45, Code of Federal Regulations: 1302.70
Approved by Policy Council October 2012. April 2018
Updated: March 2018
2018. Head Start of Lane County