Transition to Preschool

September 2010 Resources updated, August 2012Kids grow fast, don't they? And early intervention is designed for children from birth up to age three.  At that point, services under EI end. If the child will need continued support once he or she moves on to preschool, it's very important to plan ahead so that the transition is smooth.  The resources below will help you do just that._______________________________Out of EI and into preschool: What's … [Read more...]

Indicator 12 | Transition Between Part C and Part B

Updated, April 2013Indicator 12 is focused on smoothing the transition that young children with disabilities will make when they "age out of" and exit early intervention services (Part C of IDEA) and become eligible for special education services for school-aged children, including preschoolers (Part B).When children reach their third birthday, they leave early intervention and are likely to go on to preschool special education. How smooth is their … [Read more...]

Planning for terrific transitions!

This guide/training package focuses on the need to smooth children’s transition to kindergarten. It’s designed to help transition-to-school teams improve their transition processes through more effective planning, implementation, and evaluation. The training package includes the trainer’s guide, a participant’s guide, a CD with all the transparencies needed, and a copy of all the handouts necessary for the training.http://www.serve.org/FileLibraryDetails.aspx?id=152 … [Read more...]

Module 8: The Transition Process and Lead Agency Notification to the LEA and SEA

February 2014 As toddlers receiving early intervention services approach their third birthday, it’s time to start planning ahead for when they (and their families) leave the Part C system and move on to either Part B services or other appropriate programs or services. This module and its companion, Module 9, together take a detailed look at what the Part C regulations require in terms of the transition planning and activities that must occur. Module … [Read more...]

Module 9: Development of the Transition Plan

February 2014 As toddlers receiving early intervention services approach their third birthday, it’s time to start planning ahead for when they (and their families) leave the Part C system and move on to either Part B services or other appropriate programs or services. Module 9 focuses on the development of a transition plan for the exiting toddler with disabilities. Its companion, Module 8, provides an overview to the transition process. You … [Read more...]

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