(a) Each special education local plan area shall submit to the Superintendent, as part of the local plan, information for providing special education and services to individuals with exceptional needs, as defined in Section 56026, who are between the ages of three and five years, inclusive.
(b) All individuals with exceptional needs between the ages of three and five years, inclusive, identified in subdivision (a) shall be served by the local educational agencies within each special education local plan area, to the extent required under federal law and pursuant to the local plan and application approved by the Superintendent.
(c) Individuals with exceptional needs between the ages of three and five years, inclusive, who are identified by the local educational agency as requiring special education and services shall be eligible for special education and services pursuant to this part.
(d) Special education facilities operated by local educational agencies serving children under this chapter and Chapter 4.4 (commencing with Section 56425) shall meet all applicable standards relating to fire, health, sanitation, and building safety, but are not subject to Chapter 3.4 (commencing with Section 1596.70), 3.5 (commencing with Section 1596.90), or 3.6 (commencing with Section 1597.30) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.
(e) This chapter applies to all individuals with exceptional needs between the ages of three and five years, inclusive.
(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 327, Sec. 16.)