Presentation on theme: "Transitions: Preschool to Kindergarten and Beyond"— Presentation transcript:
1 Transitions: Preschool to Kindergarten and Beyond California Preschool Instructional NetworkCA Department of Education and SEEDSPrepared by Linda Brault(Handbook on Transition from Early Childhood Special Education Programs )Leads would put their name and region on this title slide. If you talk about Shelia’s model on slides # 18 to #22. You should reference it as a model from Orange County.
3 Reflection Think of a time you went through transition… What was the experience like for you?Share with an elbow partner.This is an icebreaker. This activity will take from 5-7 minutes.The partner share should be about a minute each.Ask the group…In the partner share was there anything you and your partner had in common or are there any other insights you would like to share?Chart the the responses.
4 Starting school is an important time for young children, their families, and educators. It has been described as “one of the major challenges” children have to face in their early childhood years. The transition to formal schooling is a landmark event for millions of children, families and educators.”Early Childhood Research and Practice and the National Center for Early Development and Learning, 2002This is a connecting slide, taking the previous personal experiences/emotions and transferring similar aspects to transition to school.This is a significant time of change which brings new opportunities and challenges.Information on “change” presented last year by M. Astore is a also great support.
8 “Children who make a smooth transition and experience early school success tend to maintain higher levels of social competence and academic achievement.”(Alexander & Entiwisle, 1988; Early, Pianta, and Cox, 1999; Luster and McAdoo, 1996; Shepard and Smith, 1998)
13 The Transition to School: What’s Important? “The Starting School Research Project in Australia”Sue Dockett and Bob PerryIntroduction info (in article):Research suggests smooth transitions/experiences contribute to early school success: higher social competence and academic achievement.This project (New South Wales, Australia) focuses on several years of interviews and surveys investigating which factors children, parents, and teachers consider to be important in transition. By analyzing these responses, the study identifies eight important areas that affect transition to school: knowledge, social adjustment to the school context, skills, disposition, rules, physical attributes or characteristics, family issues and, education environment. Based on this information, researchers formulated guidelines for transition.
14 Jigsaw Research Article Working with Remote Communities (pg. 32)2. Communicating across the EC Sector (pg. 33)3. Children’s Voices in the Transition to School (pg. 33)DIRECTIONS FOR THIS ACTIVITY-This is1. Spend a few minutes and read your section.2. Highlight what stands out for you.In your table groups, chart the highlights.Choose someone to be the recorder and someone to be the docent.We are going to do a museum where groups move from one chart to the next.6. The docent will remain behind to clarify or answer any questions the visitors may have.
23 Transitions & the Desired Results Developmental Profile Staff must obtain consent from the familybefore sharing Desired Results information.Child Development Progress Formis what should be shared.Desired Results information can be shared bythe family or it can be mailed to the school.It may be helpful to share some samples ofthe child’s work.