These resources support early childhood professionals in partnering with families of children with disabilities to manage changes, such as starting a new program or moving locations. Explore strategies such as using relationship-based practices to engage families in smooth transitions, considering how the child’s disability may relate to each transition, and ensuring continuity of care.
Learn how to support the child with disabilities in making successful adjustments to change. The resource explores how relationship-based practices for family engagement can support the child’s successful adjustment.
Use the tips and resources on this webpage to support children with disabilities and their families in making a smooth transition into kindergarten. Many of these tips are relevant for children with a 504 or Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan or receiving interim services.
Learn responsive ways to ensure continuity of services as children with disabilities transition into new settings, different programs, or kindergarten.
Explore big and small transitions for children and families in this Home Visiting Series webinar. Identify strategies and resources for supporting families of children with disabilities through these moments of change.
Support positive transitions for children with disabilities by making use of these checklists, video illustrations, and guides for practitioners and families. Offered by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), the tools recommended here follow practices recommended by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children.
This CONNECT learning module guides early childhood staff in using intentional activities in supporting transitions for children with disabilities. Identify practices and strategies to support a child and the child’s family entering a new preschool environment.
Find answers to FAQs from families of children with disabilities who are moving to a new location. Learn about educational, social, legal, and practical considerations that will aid in smooth transitions.
Resources here support early childhood professionals in helping manage transitions that meet the requirements for an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or IEP. Find resources to support transitions related to emergencies, such as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, or the move into kindergarten.
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National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: December 6, 2022