early childhood education program
(8) Early childhood education program The term “early childhood education program” means— (A) a Head Start program or an Early Head Start program carried out under the Head Start Act ( 42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), including a migrant or seasonal Head Start program, an Indian Head Start program, or a Head Start program or an Early Head Start program that also receives State funding; (B) a State licensed or regulated child care program; or (C) a program that— (i) serves children from birth through age six that addresses the children’s cognitive (including language, early literacy, and early mathematics), social, emotional, and physical development; and (ii) is— (I) a State prekindergarten program; (II) a program authorized under section 619 [ 20 U.S.C. 1419 ] or part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [ 20 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.]; or (III) a program operated by a local educational agency.