Transition from Preschool to JK
What is the object of a transition meeting?
-Work together to create a plan that will assist Kim during her transition from daycare/ preschool to Kindergarten
-Consider the development of an IEP and/or safety plan
-Possible arrange a visit to current setting (day care) and to the school
-Create strategies to help Kim make the transition. (Prepare visual to assist with the transition such as a school photo book
-Discuss Classroom resources and space
-Make a plan to help make the transition easier for Kim
Who is Available to Help With the Transition?
-Special Education Resource Teachers
-Specialist (Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist team or others)
-Community workers and others who support the student
-(For older students, they may also be included where appropriate)
The "CORE TEAM" is typically the student, parent and teacher. The other potential members should be included on an as-needed basis.
PRINCIPAL: The school principal has overall responsibility for transition planning in the school.
SUBJECT TEACHERS: Subject teachers should participate.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: "In our school the SET can provide key observations concerning the students strengths and needs and can assist in collecting information."
What are the Goals and the Process?
Goal #2: To develop a transition plan in collaboration with a student's transition teach
Goal #3: To implement strategies and determine next steps
What is a Transition Plan?
Some Common Actions as a result of a transition meeting:
-Provide new staff or appropriate resource
-Gather information regarding student's strengths and interest
-Determine resources/professional training opportunities that may be required for staff
Macro Transitions could include:
-entry to school (as in the case of KIM)
-grade to grade
-school to school
elementary school to secondary school
secondary school to post-secondary school
Micro Transitions (which are the day to day transitions and are typically included within the transition plan include:
-actions required to achieve those goals
-identified individuals (key players)
-timelines for completion
"Educator Support Guide for Transition Planning" (https://learn.etfo-aq.ca/d2l/le/45101/discussions/posts/4566762/ViewAttachment?fileId=1571468)