ERIC Number: ED500210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Transition: Preschool to Kindergarten
Arizona Department of Education
Transition is movement or change without interruption. It should be a smooth flow from one place or condition to another. While the transition plan for a student receiving special education services is designed to prepare him or her for life after high school, transition can start when a child enters preschool. The second of six distinct stages of transition is preschool to kindergarten. A major change from preschool to kindergarten is found in the different categories of disabilities for which a child may qualify. This brief describes the parental and school roles in determining a child's eligibility for special education services and steps parents can take to help their child move smoothly from the comfort of the preschool setting to the newness of the kindergarten setting. A list of books and organizations for further information are included.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Kindergarten, Special Education, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Child Development, Age Differences, School Role, Parent Role, Eligibility, Special Needs Students
Arizona Department of Education. 1535 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Tel: 800-352-4558; Tel: 602-542-5393; Web site: http://www.ade.az.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.