ERIC Number: ED355689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Project STEPS. Facilitation Packet for the Development of a System for the Transition of Young Children and Their Families.
Stephens, Peggy; Rous, Beth
This package was developed through the outreach activities of Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools), which developed an early childhood transition model to facilitate the development of state and community-wide systems for transition. The package covers four major component areas of transition: interagency structures and administration, staff involvement, family involvement, and child preparation for the next environment. The package contains blank forms, graphic organizers, and other materials for developing and implementing a comprehensive transition plan. It is organized into nine major sections which cover the following issues: determining background considerations; determining participants in transition system design and operation; creating a shared vision; transition system needs assessment; developing an interagency structure; formulating administrative policies and procedures; developing a program for staff involvement; developing a program for family involvement; and developing strategies to prepare the child for the next placement and to prepare the next placement to meet the needs of the child. (PB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Models, Outreach Programs, Program Development, Public Schools, School Readiness, Staff Role, Transitional Programs
Project STEPS, Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, 465 Springhill Dr., Lexington, KY 40503-1233 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.