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[121 STAT. 1405]
[121 STAT. 1405]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007

121 STAT. 1405

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‘‘(ii) include plans to coordinate, as appropriate, activities regarding— ‘‘(I) educational activities, curricular objectives, and instruction; ‘‘(II) public information dissemination and access to programs for families contacting the Head Start program or any of the preschool programs; ‘‘(III) selection priorities for eligible children to be served by programs; ‘‘(IV) service areas; ‘‘(V) staff training, including opportunities for joint staff training on topics such as academic content standards, instructional methods, curricula, and social and emotional development; ‘‘(VI) program technical assistance; ‘‘(VII) provision of additional services to meet the needs of working parents, as applicable; ‘‘(VIII) communications and parent outreach for smooth transitions to kindergarten as required in paragraphs (3) and (6) of section 642A(a); ‘‘(IX) provision and use of facilities, transportation, and other program elements; and ‘‘(X) other elements mutually agreed to by the parties to such memorandum; ‘‘(B) be submitted to the Secretary and the State Director of Head Start Collaboration not later than 30 days after the parties enter into such memorandum, except that— ‘‘(i) where there is an absence of publicly funded preschool programs in the service area of a Head Start agency, this paragraph shall not apply; or ‘‘(ii) where the appropriate local entity responsible for managing the publicly funded preschool programs is unable or unwilling to enter into such a memorandum, this paragraph shall not apply and the Head Start agency shall inform the Secretary and the State Director of Head Start Collaboration of such inability or unwillingness; and ‘‘(C) be revised periodically and renewed biennially by the parties to such memorandum, in alignment with the beginning of the school year. ‘‘(f) QUALITY STANDARDS, CURRICULA, AND ASSESSMENT.—To be so designated, each Head Start agency shall— ‘‘(1) take steps to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that children maintain the developmental and educational gains achieved in Head Start programs and build upon such gains in further schooling; ‘‘(2) establish a program with the standards set forth in section 641A(a)(1), with particular attention to the standards set forth in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of such section; ‘‘(3) implement a research-based early childhood curriculum that— ‘‘(A) promotes young children’s school readiness in the areas of language and cognitive development, early reading and mathematics skills, socio-emotional development, physical development, and approaches to learning;

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