Early Childhood Webinars (Archived)
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New Universal Pre-Kindergarten in Vermont (1/20/16). With full implementation of Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education (Act 166) in the next school year (16/17), many families are interested in how their children will meaningfully participate. Join us for an overview of Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education. Time will be allowed for questions at the conclusion of the webinar. Presenters: Reeva Murphy, Deputy Commissioner for the Department Of Children and Families, Vermont Agency of Human Services and Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Pre-K Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education. View PowerPoint.
Fun with Building Blocks for Literacy® (2/13/13). Learn play-based strategies that can be incorporated into everyday interactions with your preschool children. These research-based research-proven activities provide foundational skills to prepare young children for reading success upon entering kindergarten. Presenter: Brenda Buzzell, M.Ed., Coordinator of BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY® at the Stern Center for Language and Learning. She has been an educator for over 30 years working with children, early care and education providers, and parents. View PowerPoint.
Moving on Up: Transition to Kindergarten for Children with Special Needs (5/18/11). The focus of this webinar was on transition to kindergarten, and what parents can expect. We discussed what schools are required to do to help ensure a smooth transition into kindergarten for children with special needs, and the important roles that parents and teachers play in the process. Presenter: Kate Rogers, Department of Education.
Additional Resources on Transition to Kindergarten for Children with Special Needs: 10 Ways to Participate in your Child’s Education; 80 Skills for the Transition to Kindergarten; Children’s Books on Transition; The Transition to Kindergarten; First Steps: The Year Before Kindergarten; The Importance of Reading to your Child; What to Expect of a Kindergartner; Before the First Day (for the Children); Helpful Hints from Kindergarten Teachers; Before the First Day: Organizational Hints for Parents; Getting to School Safely; Final Preparation and drop-off; Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Parent, Child and Teacher Communication
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