Families and the Transition Process: Primary Style

Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project

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Summary:

This booklet is written to introduce parents to key elements of the transition into primary education for children with educational disabilities in Kentucky. Feelings typically encountered by parents in this position are discussed, and special tips are provided for parents whose children attend Head Start, a public school preschool, private preschool, or no preschool at all. Skills which ease entry into public schools are discussed, as are tips for preparing for the Admissions and Release Committee meeting. A form for listing pertinent information about one's child is included, as is a list of additional resources, a glossary, and a guide to acronyms used in the Kentucky Early Childhood system. 

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Bibliographic Information:

Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project. Families and the Transition Process: Primary Style (1995). Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project: Lexington, KY. (30 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Department of Education and the Cabinet for Human Services

Language: English

Reading Level: Easy

Formats Available: Printed Material

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(Free to requesters, contact address below for further information. )

Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project
Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute
University of Kentucky, Attn: Information Services
126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY
40506

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Intended User Audience:

This material was written for all families in Kentucky whose children with and without disabilities transition from preschools and Head Start programs to primary school (from Kindergarten to Fourth grade). Faculty and trainers may also find this material helpful. 

Product Development:

The material was developed by the Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project from the University of Kentucky at Lexington. Parents, service providers from day care, local educational agencies, and Head Start programs were involved in the development of the material. 

Product Evaluation:

There was no formal evaluation with the material. However, families and service providers from 60 communities gave input in the editing of the material. 

Product Dissemination:

So far, many copies have been distributed in Kentucky. 

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