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Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. (1999, Winter). Early developments:   Kindergarten transition.   Chapel Hill, NC:   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Maxwell, K. L., & Eller, S. K. (1994).   Research in review:   Children's transition to kindergarten .   Young Children, 49(6), 56-63.

Melaville, A. I., Blank, M. J., & Asayesh, G. (1993).   Together we can:   A guide for crafting a pro-family system of education and human services.   Washington, DC:   U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Center for Early Development & Learning. (1999, Summer).   Research and policy brief:   Transition to kindergarten.   Chapel Hill, NC:   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Pianta, R. C., & Cox, M. J. (1999).   The transition to kindergarten. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Pianta, R. C., & Kraft-Sayre, M. (2003). Successful kindergarten transition: Your guide to connecting children, families, & schools. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Ramey, C. T., & Ramey, S. L. (1994).   The transition to school:   Why the first few years matter for a lifetime. Phi Delta Kappan, 76(3), 194-198.

Regional Educational Laboratories', Early Childhood Collaboration Network. (1995).   Continuity in early childhood:   A framework for home, school, and community linkages .   Washington, DC:   Author.

Rosenkoetter, S. F., Hains, A. H., & Fowler, S. A. (1994).   Bridging early services for children with special needs and their families:   A practical guide for transition planning.   Baltimore, MD:   Paul H. Brookes.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.   (1986).   Easing the transition from preschool to kindergarten:   A guide for early childhood teachers and administrators . Washington, DC: Author.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. (1997).   Planning for transitions:   Training guides for the Head Start learning community.   Rockville, MD:   Aspen Systems Corporation.

Wesley, P. W. (2001). Smooth moves to kindergarten.   Chapel Hill, NC:   Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Inc.

 

Collaboration/Team Building/Developing Partnerships Print Resources

Continuity for success: Transition planning guide (PDF Version) http://www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/helpchild/cfsbooklet.pdf

Dorfman, D., & Fisher, A. (2002).   Building relationships for student success: School-family-community partnerships and student achievement in the Northwest.   Portland, OR:   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Ellis, D., & Hughes, K. (2002).   Partnerships by design: Cultivating effective and meaningful school-family-community partnerships.   Portland, OR:   Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Head Start Bureau. (2000).   Training guides for the Head Start learning community: Community partnerships, working together.   Rockville, MD:   Head Start Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth, & Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

Head Start Bureau. (2000). Training guides for the Head Start learning community: Partners in decision making. Rockville, MD:   Head Start Bureau, Administration for Children, Youth, & Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

Jeppson, E., Thomas, J., Markward, A., Kelly, J., Koser, G., & Diehl, D. (1997). Making room at the table: Fostering family involvement in the planning and governance of formal support systems. Chicago: Family Support America .

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. (1996, January). School-community collaboration. New Leaders for Tomorrow's Schools , 2(1). Available at http://www.ncrel.org/cscd/pubs/lead21/2-1toc.htm

Regional Educational Laboratories', Early Childhood Collaboration Network. (1995). Continuity in early childhood: A Framework for home, school, and community linkages. Washington, DC: Author.

U.S. Department of Education. (1996). Putting the pieces together: Comprehensive school-linked strategies. Washington, DC: Author. Available at www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/css/ppt/putting.htm

 

Evaluation Print Resources

Krueger, R. A., &   Casey, M. A. (2000). Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research (3 rd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Morgan, D. L. (1993).   Successful focus groups:   Advancing the state of the art . Thousand Oaks, CA:   Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (2002).   Qualitative research and evaluation methods (3rd ed.).   Thousand Oaks, CA:   Sage.

 
Involving Families Print Resources

Appalachian Educational Laboratory, West Virginia Educational Association. (1994).   Early childhood transition: Preparing children and families for change. Charleston, WV: Author.

Chandler, L., Fowler, S., Hadden, S., & Staharski, L. (1995).   Planning for your child's transition to preschool:   A step-by-step guide for families.   Champaign, IL:   Family and Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

National PTA. (2000).   Building successful partnerships:   A guide for developing parent and family involvement programs .   Bloomington:   National Education Services.

Parent Leadership Development Project.   (2002).   Parent leadership development:   Building strong voices for children (Facilitator's Guide).   Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, Parent Leadership Development Project.

Regional Educational Laboratories', Early Childhood Collaboration Network. (1995).   Continuity in early childhood:   A framework for home, school, and community linkages.   Washington, DC:   Author.

Rosenkoetter, S. F., Hains, A. H., & Fowler, S. A. (1994).   Bridging early services for children with special needs and their families:   A practical guide for transition planning.   Baltimore, MD:   Paul H. Brookes.

SERVE. (1999).   Terrific transitions:   Ensuring continuity of services for children and their families. Tallahassee, FL:   Author.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.   (1986).   Easing the transition from preschool to kindergarten:   A guide for early childhood teachers and administrators. Washington, DC:    Author.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families. (1997).   Planning for transitions:   Training guides for the Head Start learning community.   Rockville, MD:   Aspen Systems Corporation.

 

Children With Special Needs Print Resources

Chandler, L., Fowler, S., Hadden, S., & Staharski, L. (1995).   Planning for your child's transition to preschool:   A step-by-step guide for families .   Champaign, IL:   Family and Child Transitions into Least Restrictive Environments, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rosenkoetter, S. F., Hains, A. H., & Fowler, S. A. (1994). Bridging early services for children with special needs and their families: A practical guide for transition planning. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Wesley, P. W. (2001). Smooth moves to kindergarten. Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, Inc.
 
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