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Tools for Transition in Early Childhood: A Step-by-Step Guide for Agencies, Teachers, and Families (Book) By Beth S. Rous, Ed.D., & Rena A. Hallam, Ph.D.

Description:

For young children with and without disabilities, positive outcomes depend on smooth, effective transitions between and within early intervention programs, preschool programs, and public school programs. Now there's a how-to guide that helps professionals across programs work together to make these transitions happen. Co-authored by top expert Beth Rous, this book gives readers a step-by-step model that's been field tested across the country and shaped by feedback from state and local agencies. Professionals from different early childhood programs will learn to collaborate as they

  • establish a clear vision of what transition should look like
  • view transition from a general education and special education perspective
  • set up a formal interagency structure to ensure effective teamwork
  • make decisions as a group while avoiding conflict
  • draw up a work plan that helps the team set goals and track outcomes
  • guide children and families as they adapt to new environments, both on a daily basis and over time
  • develop written materials to clarify roles and responsibilities for teachers, staff, and families
Tag(s): Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Early Intervention Instructional Strategies Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Transition