ERIC Number: ED351821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools). Facilitation Packet for the Development of a System for the Transition of Young Children and Their Families.
Stephens, Peggy; Rous, Beth
This information packet was produced as part of outreach activities of Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools) which was created to develop an early childhood transition model for young children with disabilities. The model is intended to assist state and local agencies and covers four major component areas of transition: administration, staff involvement, family involvement, and child preparation. The packet is divided into nine sections which cover the following transition issues: (1) determining background considerations; (2) determining participants in transition system design and operation; (3) creating a shared vision; (4) transition system needs assessment; (5) developing an interagency structure; (6) formulating administrative policies and procedures (e.g., Child Find, records transfers, evaluations, follow-up); (7) developing a program for staff involvement; (8) developing a program for family involvement; and (9) developing strategies to prepare the child for the next placement and to prepare the next placement to meet the needs of the child. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Family Involvement, Federal Legislation, Models, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Development, School Districts, School Readiness, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Student Placement, Teacher Role, Transitional Programs
Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, Inc., 465 Springhill Dr. Lexington, KY 40503-1233 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.