The Agency must submit a Quality Assurance (QA) Plan for all services
provided by an agency.The plan should take into account the size of the agency ( 3-10 employees), type of service (SEIT and Speech Therapy), location of service( Home and Community, Daycares ) , whether contractors or employees ( Both ), experience of the professionals( Have early Special Education with NYS license) ,
requirements of the professions, EI state & federal requirements and in general
what is necessary to ensure that quality services are being provided to children &
families by the agency.

The plan will be unique to each agency and probably many of the QA practices
already exist and will just need to be formalized into the QA plan.
The Quality Assurance (QA) Plan should be submitted with this application, and
must be available for review by local or State Early Intervention Program
personnel or their designees.

The following references may be of assistance when completing this application:

? Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (Title 20 USC Sec. 1431 et. seq.)
and Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 303
(http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html)

? Title II-A of Article 25 of the Public Health Law and Title 10 NYCRR Subpart 69-4 (Early
Intervention Program State Program Regulations) (www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/eip)

? The Office of Children and Family Services provides support for people and organizations
that are interested in starting day care programs in their communities.
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/childcare/regionaloffices.asp

? The Bureau of Day Care in NYC provides support for people and organizations that are
interested in starting day care programs in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Please
contact the Bureau of Day Care in NYC at (212) 676-2444.