In this session, facilitated by IDC and ECTA staff, we will present information and have a discussion of the changes to the 618 Child Find data collection for preschool educational environments. Educational environments for children ages 3–5 will now require a count of children who are 3 through 5 years of age on the state-determined collection date who are receiving preschool services but will no longer include those children who are age 5 and in kindergarten. Children age 5 in kindergarten on the reporting date will move to the school-age count for children K–12. States will have the opportunity to share perspectives of how data may shift as a result of these changes and to discuss proposed SPP/APR Indicator 6 reporting that will include preschool children served primarily in the home.
(Presentation available soon)