In this part, the term “early childhood education program” means--
(1) a Head Start program or an Early Head Start program carried out under the Head Start
Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.), including a migrant or seasonal Head Start program or an Indian Head Start program;
(2) a State licensed or regulated child care program; or
(3) a State prekindergarten program or a program authorized under section 619 or part
C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, that serves children from birth
through age six and that addresses the children's cognitive (including language, early
literacy, and pre-numeracy), social, emotional, and physical development.
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