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General Transition/Readiness Links

Child Trends research brief: School readiness: Helping communities get ready for school and schools ready for children http://www.childtrends.org/Files/schoolreadiness.pdf

Education Commission of the States: Kindergarten policy pages www.ecs.org/kindergarten

Lombardi, J. (1992). Beyond transition: Ensuring continuity in early childhood services www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed345867.html

National Center for Early Development and Learning www.ncedl.org

National Early Childhood Transition Center www.ihdi.uky.edu/nectc

National Early Childhood Transition Center's link to a searchable database of transition publications and articles www.ihdi.uky.edu/nectc/Articles/searchArticles.asp

National PTA and National Head Start Association. (1999). Continuity for success: Transition planning guide www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/helpchild/cfsbooklet.pdf

Ready Schools Report www.negp.gov/Reports/readysch.pdf

ReadyWeb's Virtual Library houses a searchable electronic collection of resources on school readiness http://readyweb.crc.uiuc.edu/library.html

SERVE. (1999). Terrific transitions: Ensuring continuity of services for children and their families www.serve.org/publications/ecttc.pdf

Smart Start's National Technical Assistance Center is available to assist communities and states in the development, implementation, and integration of comprehensive community-based early childhood initiatives. www.ncsmartstart.org/national/main.htm

Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood Educators www.teachingstrategies.com


Involving Families Links

Family and Community Involvement links from NCREL www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/pa0cont.htm

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education http://www.ncpie.org

National Parent Information Network www.npin.org

National PTA www.pta.org

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/earlycld/ea700.htm

Family Support America www.familysupportamerica.org/content/home.htm

Families and Advocates Partnerships for Education www.fape.org

The Hard to Reach Parent


Reaching All Families--Creating Family-Friendly Schools www.ed.gov/pubs/ReachFam/index.html

Together we can: A guide for crafting a pro-family system of education and human services http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu/npinpdfs/twc.pdf


Cultural Diversity Links

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) www.crede.ucsc.edu

Family Diversity in Urban Schools http://www.ericfacility.net/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed434188.html

Increasing the School Involvement of Hispanic Parents http://www.ericfacility.net/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed350380.html

National PTA Board sensitivity training session Actions for Diversity http://www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/helpchild/respectdiff/resources/action.asp

Phillips, D., & Crowell, N. (1994). Cultural diversity and early education: Report of a workshop www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/earlyed/index.html

Rettig, M. (1995). Play and cultural diversity http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/jeilms/vol15/playandc.htm

Understanding diversity: Ideas, activities, and best practices www.pta.org/parentinvolvement/helpchild/respectdiff/understand.asp


Evaluation Links

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation www.mapnp.org/library/evaluatn/fnl_eval.htm

Center for Applied Linguistics—K–12 Resources for English Language Learners www.cal.org/topics/k12ed.html

National Center for Research, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) www.cresst.org/index3.htm

MPR Associates. (1998). Tools for evaluating school progress at your fingertips: Using everyday data to improve schools www.mprinc.com/ps/ayf/index.html

American Association of School Administrators.   Using data to improve schools: What's working www.aasa.org/cas/UsingDataToImproveSchools.pdf


Children With Special Needs Links

Family and child transitions into least restrictive enviornments http://facts.crc.uiuc.edu

Farran, D., & Shonkoff, J. (1994). Developmental disabilities and the concept of school readiness. http://readyweb.crc.uiuc.edu/library/1994/farran.html

National Center for Learning Disabilities. Get Ready to Read! program www.getreadytoread.org

National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ld.org

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center www.nectac.org

National Early Childhood Transition Center www.ihdi.uky.edu/nectc

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