Katie: I live in a state that does not have mandatory Preschool and does not have a Pre-K program in each school district. My local school district does not have a Pre-K program, but there is a local Head Start program. My district special education director says that 3 to 5 year-olds with IEPs MUST enroll in the local Head Start program with whom the district has a Memorandum Of Understanding, or the district is not obligated to provide special education services. Is this accurate?
What happens to preschool students with IEPs who live in a district where there is no Head Start, no preschool/day care, and no state pre-K program?