Section 619 Preschool Program Federal Appropriations and National Child Count, 1977-2017


A four decade look at the Section 619 Preschool Program shows a significant increase in children served. 

Part B, Section 619 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is intended to help ensure that all eligible preschool children with disabilities, aged 3-5 years, receive special education and related services. This growth/comparison chart shows the federal appropriations allocated for Part B Section 619, the number of children served, and the federal dollars allocated per child each year from federal fiscal year FFY 1977 through FFY 2017.