Introduction Effective Strategies for the Transition ProcessCaroline GoodenNational Early Childhood Transition Center Coordinator
OutcomesConsider the components ofa smooth transition processDevelop an action plan tofacilitate a smooth transitionprocess
Take Home Message Transition is a ProcessTransition plans need to be intentional & individualized
Materials for TodayYour Transition Experiences!
Instructions for HandoutsHandout 1-Effective Strategies = H1Handout 2-Recommended Practices = H2 Indicates Handout Indicates Page Number
What is Transition?H1Page 1Write yourone-worddescription oftransition.On theEffectiveStrategiesHandout 1and/or chat.
WhyH1Page 1Why are transitionsso important?Reflect on a recenttransition you’ve had.What helped?List on Handout 1 andin chat.
WhyH1Page 1Why are transitionsso important?Reflect on a recenttransition you’ve had.What made it difficult?List on Handout 1 andin chat.
Build a Model Considering your transition experiences, let’s build a model for effective, smooth transitions.Reflect on the persons who need to be involved in thetransition process.Consider the processes that need to occur within theagencies that serve children and families as we reach forward to thenext setting and back to the current setting.Develop specific strategies for implementation withyour children or a neighbor’s child.All participants have a role in the transition process.
Build a Model H1 Page 2Build aTransition ModelWhat persons andagencies need tobe involved?On Handout 1 listseveral persons oragencies; inchat, list at leastone.
Build a Model H1 Page 2Build aTransition ModelWhat processes need tobe included (such ascommunication, staffdesignated, curriculumshared) ?On Handout 1, list all; inchat, list one.
Build a Model H1 Page 2Build aTransition ModelWhat strategies have beeneffective?On Handout 1, list severalstrategies; in chat, list one.
Review PollReview Thus FarComplete poll; select one component that you would like toaddress to IMPROVE your current work or personal transitionprocesses. Use the poll box below your name (next to raise hand feature).A. Designate key persons for transitionB. Implement important processes for transitionC. Implement more effective strategies and activities
Framework H1 Page 3 NECTC Framework for TransitionFigure 1: Ecological Contextual Factors Figure 2. Key Elements in the Transition Process for Both Sending and Receiving Agencies NECTC, 2007
What WorksH2Page 3-13 21 Recommended Transition Practices (global) and Strategies (specific) 13 Practices support interagency services 8 Practices support children and families
PollComplete poll; check one practice you could implement tosupport INTERAGENCY PROCESSES. Use the poll box below your name (next to raisehand feature).A. Practice 1. Primary contact person identified in each agency.B. Practice 6. Agencies develop mechanisms to minimize disruptions in service.C. Practice 7. Staff and families are actively involved in design of transition process.D. Practice 11. Children practice needed skills for next environment.
PollComplete poll; check one practice you could implement tosupport CHILD AND FAMILY PREPARATION. Use the poll box below your name(next to raise hand feature)A. Practice 14. Staff know key information about available community services.B. Practice 17. Families’ needs related to transition are assessed and addressed.C. Practice 19. Families actively participate in gathering information about their child’s development.D. Practice 21: Staff follow-up on children after the transition to support their adjustment.
PracticesH2Resource for YouAs needed, review thelist of RecommendedPractices and Strategiesin Handout 2.
ToolkitLet The Transition Tips Toolkit Help!Practice computer search onNECTC website for locatingpractices and strategies.Each participant can activelyselect choices.Select categories, narrowselections, and print.http://www.hdi.uky.edu/SF/NECTC/practicesearch.aspx
ResourcesHarbin, G., Rous, B., Peeler, N., Schuster, J., & McCormick, K. (2007). DesiredFamily Outcomes of the Early Childhood Transition Process. Lexington, KY:Human Development Institute.Rous, B. (2009). Recommended practices and strategies by category.Lexington, KY: Human Development Institute.Rous, B. & R. Hallam. (2006). Tools for transition in early childhood: A step-by-step guide for agencies, teachers, and families. Baltimore: Brookes.National Early Childhood Transition Center athttp://www.hdi.uky.edu/SF/NECTC/Home.aspxNECTAC National Early Childhood Transition Initiative athttp://www.nectac.org/topics/transition/ectransitionta.aspDr. Beth Rous at firstname.lastname@example.orgCaroline Gooden at email@example.com