Transitions are a process of change, and are a natural part of individual growth. Whether a child is transitioning into Pre-K or from Pre-K into kindergarten, there are many changes for the child and family. Some of these factors include becoming familiar with a new environment, getting to know a new set of adults and friends, and learning a new set of rules. Young children with special needs have additional concerns with respect to transition as they may have developmental delays that impact their ability to communicate, socialize, or acclimate to a new environment as readily as their typically developing peers. A community-wide interagency agreement regarding transition can play a major role in supporting the child and family throughout the transition process. It also aids programs and agencies in assuring a smooth transition and adherence to any required agency timelines.
This page contains documents that provide information specific to transition. The documents include planning documents, position papers, power point presentations, meeting handouts, and technical assistance papers.
This page contains a list of web links to sites that provide information specific to transition. A summary of the information available on the site is given.
This page contains a list of references that are specific to transition. The references include books, handbooks, and articles from professional journals.
The TATS eUpdates listed here are intended to provide current information related to best practices or trends in the education of young children with special needs in the area of curriculum and instruction.
The TATS Talks with Families are briefs for families of young children with special needs about Pre-K program options, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) development, and the transition process.
This page contains recordings of webinars held for the Curriculum & Instruction Community of Practice.