Module 2: Transition

Learning Objectives


  • Explain what is meant by intentional activities to support planning before, during and after the transition.
  • Use a decision-making process to help a child and family be prepared for and adjust to a new environment.

Module Dashboard

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In Step 1 you will hear and read about two perspectives on a practice dilemma. The dilemma is about a child’s transition to preschool viewed through the eyes of both the family and the receiving teacher.

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about Tamiya’s transition into an answerable question to help guide the search for evidence on a particular practice.

In Step 3 you will consider the following key sources of general evidence about transition.
First transition practices are defined and further explained with examples and activities.  Then you will learn about research, policies, professional guidelines and experience-based knowledge related to transition.

In Step 4 you will integrate sources of evidence, different perspectives, and contexts unique to the dilemma in Step 1 to make an informed decision.

In Step 5 you will consider ways to evaluate the plan for supporting Tamiya’s transition to her new classroom setting.