ERIC Number: ED196965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Interagency Coordination of Services for Young Children in Massachusetts: Review and Evaluation.
This study of services to young children with special needs in Massachusetts was conducted for the Early Childhood Project, Division of Special Education, Massachusetts Department of Education. The report contains the following: (1) an evaluation of activities carried out between October 1979 and August 1980 by the Birth to Six Project in Brockton, Massachusetts; (2) a review of reports relating to the Early Childhood Planning Group's document A Plan for Coordinated Interagency Services for Children with Special Needs in Massachusetts; (3) a review of public policies and issues relating to early childhood services; and (4) a series of recommendations concerned with the coordination of interagency services to young children based upon this study's findings. Recommendations included: (1) that a policy level task force representing all principal interests in the early childhood service system be assembled; (2) that a permanent, full-time interagency planning and research group should be assembled to carry out the directives of the policy level task force; and (3) that directives issued by the policy level task force should be based upon analysis of recommendations provided by the planning and research group. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A