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Title I Early Childhood Requirements

Supporting Transitions to Elementary School: Collaborative Agreements

Successful transitions require communication and coordination between schools and early childhood providers. Title I requirements provide a framework for this collaboration, helping ensure that all Kindergarteners have the support they need to succeed.

Local education agencies (LEAs) receiving Title I funds are required to develop written agreements with Head Start—and, if feasible, other early childhood providers—to increase coordination.


Agreements must include the following:

  • Records Transfer: Developing and implementing a systematic procedure for transferring records
  • Ongoing Communication: Establishing channels of communication to coordinate programs
  • Family Involvement: Conducting meetings with parents and teachers from both entities to discuss the developmental and other needs of individual children
  • Joint Professional Development: Organizing and participating in joint professional development
  • Linked Services: Linking the educational services provided by the LEA with Head Start


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, 20 U.S.C. § 6301, Section 1119

For questions about this information, contact Title I and School Support Team (608) 267-3721