Title I , Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 , as Amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 . Serving Preschool Children. Virginia Department of Education Coordinators’ Academy July 30-31 , 2013. Preschool-age Child.
A Title I school may use all or a portion of its
Title I funds to operate a preschool program for
A Title I school may use all of the Title I funds to operate a preschool program if the school determines that such use of those funds holds the most promise for raising the achievement level of its students and the school implements the preschool program consistent with applicable requirements.
A school division may reserve aportionof funds off the top of its Title I allocation to operate a
preschool program for eligible children in the
division as a whole or in a portion of the division.
A school division may serve preschool children who reside throughout the division whom the division identifies as eligible because they are at risk of failing to meet the state’s academic achievement standards when they reach school age.
A school division may use Title I funds to coordinate with and support eligible children enrolled in other preschool programs, such as Head Start.
Children in a private preschool are not receiving elementary education, and thus are not entitled to receive equitable services under Title I.