ERIC Number: ED371858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Transition to Kindergarten: Parents and Teachers Working Together.
Many children, and their families, experience stress when they leave preschool and enter kindergarten. This paper describes a transition plan for children entering kindergarten that addresses the needs of developmentally delayed children as well as typically developing children. By coordinating all the involved parties--parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff--the plan seeks to reduce stress and provide a forum to plan the best possible transition and eventual programming for each individual child and family. The paper includes an introduction and outline of the project, statement of objectives and transition philosophy, evaluation of the project, analysis of survey data, and project summary and conclusions. Transition documents employed in the project included are: transition timeline, classroom survival checklist, parent's observation form, transition team meeting form, transition team meeting worksheet, and key people chart. Appendixes include materials used in the project including letters and flyers regarding transition meetings; transition meeting minutes and meeting handouts; letters to administrators, teachers, and support staff; and sample and completed surveys of elementary staff and parents. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clay Children's Center Preschool, Brazil, IN.