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Four Important Things to Know About the Transition to School The March 2015 newsletter from the Harvard Family Research Project offers resources to support the process of transition to school. Research shows that children from homes with increased social and economic risk benefit the most from activities that support smooth transitions; yet these are the children least likely to receive them. Features in the newsletter offer both the evidence-base supporting the importance of the transition to school and profiles of programs that are working to support equitable and effective transitions for children and families. Document
Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children: Books for Students Gender-Expansive and Transgender Children: Books for Students Document
Guidance in Choosing Developmental Screening Instruments The Commonwealth Fund has released a new manual entitled Pediatric Developmental Screening: Understanding and Selecting Screening Instruments, by Dennis Drotar, Terry Stancin, and Paul Dworkin. It is based on a comprehensive review of scientific research and is meant to assist providers in selecting and using screening instruments that are appropriate for their practice settings. Website
Hands On As We Grow Resources to Find Lots of Activities for Kids Website
Helping Children Make Transitions Between Activities: What Works Brief Short training package from Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning provides trainers with the materials needed to conduct a short staff development program on transitions in the classroom. Document
High Quality Child Care Promotes Healthy Development, School Readiness, and School Success Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect that begins with school readiness. View this fact sheet for research and statistics on the importance of high-quality care and summer learning. Document
IDEA This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. Website
Inclusion In After School Environments This info module offers tips for planning and adapting after school environments to successfully include children with specal needs. Info Module
Kindergarten Readiness and Transition This info module provides an overview of kindergarten readiness and tips for a successful transition to kindergarten. Info Module
MES English (Free Printables) Free resources for teachers of young learners. All of the resources are designed to be versatile and useful in many K-6 classrooms. Includes free flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, free phonics cards, free ESL games, an international project exchange library, printable certificates, printable stickers and activities all ready for printing. Website