ERIC Number: ED383476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Seamless Transitions: Collaborations That Benefit Children and Their Families Making the Move from Preschool to Early Elementary.
Velazquez, Sheila Roman, Ed.
This report summarizes the proceedings of two clinics on early childhood clinics and provides descriptions of successful preschool-to-elementary transition programs. The two clinics brought together Head Start representatives, public and private day care personnel, elementary school teachers and administrators, state department of education staff, university faculty, consultants, and parents to: (1) identify key components of an effective transition policy; (2) provide an opportunity for relationship-building among attendees; (3) highlight efforts to bring together the various agencies and individuals that are supportive of young children and families; and (4) start teams on the road to initiating seamless transitions in their communities. Descriptions of 10 transition programs in 6 states are provided, as well as a list of clinic participants and clinic agendas. Three appendices outline techniques for documenting the transition process, and briefly describe 12 early childhood programs excerpted from the annual National Diffusion Network catalog "Educational Programs That Work." Contains 80 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Note: Paper includes proceedings from Early Childhood Clinics in collaboration with the New England Kindergarten Conference (White Plains, NY, October 15, 1992 and Randolph, MA, November 19, 1992). Also includes profiles of sites actively working on smoother transitions.