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Lyn Hale, Project Manager
The University of Toledo
Gillham Hall 4000B, MS 954
2801 W.Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
There are two major transition times during the early childhood years. They include
the transition from Early Intervention (Part C) to pre-K programs (Part b) and transition
from pre-k programs (Part B) services to kindergarten. Early childhood teachers may
be asked to assist with the implementation of transition plans during these two times.
The websites below provide information related to these transitions and provide strategies
for participation in these transitions.
FACTS/LRE University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This booklet which is a publication of FACTS/LRE University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an overview of strategies to help children and families as children transition between programs.
PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Many of the resources available through PACER are helpful for educators. The following fact sheet provides an overview of the difference between and IFSP and an IEP. PDF
The CONNECT modules are free online modules designed to help build early childhood practitioners ability to engage in evidence-based decision making. Connect Module 2: Transition, explores activities for planning for and making decisions about transitions. This module can be accessed at:
This video from the CONNECT modules provides an overview of desirable outcomes of transition, research identifying effective transition practices, as well as the legal requirements of early childhood transition. Running time is approx. 8 minutes.
The National Early Childhood Transition Center
The National Early Childhood Transition Center's (NECTE) mission is to examine factors that promote successful transitions between infant/toddler programs, preschool programs, and public school programs for young children with disabilities and their families. The NECTE website provides many resources related to transition including a searchable database and web-based toolkit to assist in identification of specific practices and strategies.
Foundations of Transition for Young Children
This 8-minute video provides an overview of the desirable outcomes of transition, research identifying effective transition practices, as well as the legal requirements of early childhood transition (running time: 8 min. 19 sec.) http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/resources/videos/foundations-of-transition