Joint Statement on Part C and Home Visiting Collaboration

In January 2017, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a joint statement on the importance of collaboration and coordination between the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and IDEA Part C programs. The Departments recognize that both programs can help support infants and toddlers birth to three, and encourage coordination between the two programs to enhance families’ access to appropriate services and supports.



The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.

This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:

  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK1: The significance and study of team models, collaboration and relationship-based practice.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR3 (EIS): Knows community agencies and resources such as primary health care, infant/family mental health, social services and parent-parent support groups.
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