Comprehensive system of personnel development.
Each system must include a comprehensive system of personnel development.
The personnel development system under this part must—
Be consistent with the comprehensive system of personnel development required under part B of the Act ( 34 CFR 300.380 through 300.387);
Provide for preservice and inservice training to be conducted on an interdisciplinary basis, to the extent appropriate;
Provide for the training of a variety of personnel needed to meet the requirements of this part, including public and private providers, primary referral sources, paraprofessionals, and persons who will serve as service coordinators; and
Ensure that the training provided relates specifically to—
Understanding the basic components of early intervention services available in the State;
Meeting the interrelated social or emotional, health, developmental, and educational needs of eligible children under this part; and
Assisting families in enhancing the development of their children, and in participating fully in the development and implementation of IFSPs.
A personnel development system under this part may include—
Implementing innovative strategies and activities for the recruitment and retention of early intervention service providers;
Promoting the preparation of early intervention providers who are fully and appropriately qualified to provide early intervention services under this part;
Training personnel to work in rural and inner-city areas; and
Training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers with disabilities from an early intervention program under this part to a preschool program under part B of the Act or to other preschool or other appropriate services.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1820-0550)
20 U.S.C. 1435(a)(8)
[58 FR 40959, July 30, 1993, as amended at 63 FR 18295, Apr. 14, 1998]