Transition Plan for Children and Families in the Easton Area School District Page 2
Table of Contents
Objectives 3Readiness Definitions 4Theoretical Basis 5Needs Assessment 9Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards 10Transition Strategies 12Strategy GuidelinesKindergarten Kickoff Carnival 20Welcome to Kindergarten backpacks 22Kindergarten registration 23Project LEAP Transition visits 24Kindergarten orientation 25Pre-K summer programs 26Implementation Calendar 27Evaluation 28Contact Information for Agencies in Plan 29Committee Members 30AppendicesA - Survey results – needs assessmentB - List of preschools in EASD sending areaC – Kindergarten HandbookAssessment InstrumentsD – Needs AssessmentE – Preschool Developmental ChecklistF - Satisfaction Survey – Kindergarten Kickoff CarnivalG - Satisfaction Survey – BackpacksH - Satisfaction Survey – Teachers (preschool and kindergarten)I - Kindergarten Readiness Inventory (survey for parents)
Transition Plan for Children and Families in the Easton Area School District Page 3
Young children in the Easton Area School District are ready to learn andready for school. Children and their parents/caregivers are emotionally, socially,physically, and intellectually prepared for kindergarten. Schools are ready forincoming kindergarten children. Systems are aligned for a smooth transition fromschool or preschool to public school.