ERIC Number: ED407143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Transition Practices: Facilitating Continuity. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community.
Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.
This guide supports Head Start's efforts to improve long-term school success and continue comprehensive services for children by ensuring their effective transitions to different settings. The guide is divided into two sections, one on skill-based training and one on information resources. The skill-based training section includes three training modules. Module 1 focuses on transition and change, and helps participants develop skills in identifying and developing the supports that children and families need during transition. Module 2 focuses on transition and continuity, and helps participants develop skills in working as part of a team to provide ongoing services, support, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Module 3 focuses on partnerships for continuity, and helps participants develop skills to plan, implement, and evaluate transition practices and policies collaboratively with parents and key community partners. The guide's information resources section contains four types of documents: digests, summarizing fundamental information on the topics of transition, change, continuity and support; program profiles, providing descriptions of transition programs from within and outside of Head Start; hands-on activities, offering examples of concrete transition activities for individuals to try in their own home or program; and 30 resources, including books, journal articles, and videotapes. (SD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Family School Relationship, High Risk Students, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Training Methods, Transitional Programs, Workshops
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Rockville, MD.