ERIC Number: ED413681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Families and the Transition Process: Primary Style.
Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Designed for parents in Kentucky, this handbook describes the Kentucky primary program and provides information about how parents can work with schools during the transition from preschool to ensure that their children receive an appropriate education. Children with educational disabilities are served in a variety of ways in the primary program. The primary program is described as a 4-year program encompassing kindergarten through the third grade that includes developmentally appropriate educational practices, multi-age and multi-ability classrooms, continuous progress, authentic assessment, qualitative reporting methods, professional teamwork, and parent and community involvement. The handbook addresses: (1) the feelings parents may have in moving their child from one environment to another; (2) transition tips for all parents; (3) preschool or Head Start staff responsibilities during transition; (4) private preschool program transition; (5) skills that ease public school entry; (6) steps to special education and related services, including the referral process, evaluation, eligibility, program planning, placement, implementation, and review; and (7) tips that may make parents feel more comfortable as they prepare for the Admissions and Release Committee. The handbook also includes a form for providing information about a child, a list of organizational resources, a glossary of relevant terms, and acronyms and program descriptions. Personal experiences of families of children with disabilities are highlighted. (CR)
Descriptors: Community Information Services, Coping, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Private Schools, Referral, Resource Staff, School Readiness, Skill Development, Staff Role, Transitional Programs
Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project; Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky, 202 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0051; telephone: 606-257-9117; fax: 606-257-4353 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky