ERIC Number: ED339176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
STEPS Awareness Packet.
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.
Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools) was a federally funded demonstration grant to develop a community-wide interagency process for the transition of children with disabilities from preschool to the public schools. Participants were the local public schools and seven programs serving preschool children with special needs. After program development, an outreach project began to disseminate and replicate the STEPS model throughout Kentucky. Through the outreach project, a statewide training and technical assistance network is being put into place to aid transition from early intervention programs to preschool programs and from preschool programs to school-age programs. The transition model has evolved to include all children with and without disabilities. The four components of the STEPS model are interagency coordination and policy development, staff development, family involvement, and child preparation. Project products include the "ACCESS Handbook" (a generic guide to supplemental services available to parents and families), the Helpful Entry Level Skills Checklist--Revised Edition, the Instructional Strategies Manual (Second Edition), and the Replication Manual (Second Edition). (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Family Involvement, Federal Programs, Models, Outreach Programs, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Development, School Readiness, Sequential Approach, Staff Development, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Project STEPS Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Inc., 465 Springhill Dr., Lexington, KY 40503-1233 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 787-788.