[R-0060] S3. Child Development

Citation: Louisiana Department of Education. (2015). Early childhood transition process: A guide for helping families of children with special needs prepare for a smooth and effective transition. Document. Retrieved from https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/early-childhood/brochure—early-childhood-transition-process—english-version.pdf?sfvrsn=5 or enter “Center on Technology and Disability” in your search window. Once at that website, type “early childhood” into the search window.

Abstract: This guide for helping families of children with special needs prepare for a smooth and effective transition includes general information on the rights and responsibilities of families as well as eligibility under IDEA, school registration requirements, and program options for 4-year-olds.

Integration: The information presented in this article fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Child Development; Child, Family and Community and Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

Content Focus: Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Early Childhood Transition; Eligibility; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Program Options; Rights and Responsibilities; School Registration; Transition Process

Notes: Have students create a guide like this resource from the Louisiana Department of Education. This guide should provide information related to the state in which they plan to teach. They may then design a workshop in which they would share this information with parents.