Introduction

Welcome to the module on transition developed by CONNECT. This module will give you new ways to support children’s preparation for and adjustment to new environments.

To learn more about transition, view the 8-minute video: Foundations of Transition for Young Children (below).

After viewing this video, you will have an awareness of:

  • a definition of, and conceptual framework for transition,
  • the research related to transition, and
  • the legal requirements for transition for children with disabilities.

Foundations of Transition for Young Children

Today, most families of young children use and move between different types of early childhood services -- like Head Start, private child care, public preschool, or kindergarten. Moving between and among these various programs is often referred to as ’transition’.” This 8-minute video provides an overview of the desirable outcomes of transition, research identifying effective transition practices, as well as the legal requirements of early childhood transition (running time: 8 min. 19 sec.)