ERIC Number: ED470386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project STEPS (Sequenced Transition to Education in the Public Schools). Final Report.
Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.
This final report describes the activities and accomplishments of a federally funded project designed to develop a community-wide interagency service delivery model for facilitating the successful transition of handicapped children from preschool programs to the least restrictive environment in the public schools. The model addresses four major components critical for an effective transition program. These include: (1) administrative procedures; (2) staff training and involvement; (3) parent involvement and linkage to the public schools; and (4) child instruction geared toward the acquisition of entry level skills. The model was developed for implementation in seven diverse preschools and one local public school agency. During the third year of the demonstration model, the project was replicated in four Central Kentucky preschools and public school agencies. These replication activities demonstrated the flexibility of the model to be adapted to the unique and individual needs of the agencies. This report includes a description of the model and its components, an overview of the project's objectives and outcomes, a summary of its evaluation and impact, a list of products, and a project continuation plan. (Author/SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky