Center for Early Learning Professionals

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Webinar: Strategies and Support to Help Your Community Improve the Transition to Kindergarten

All Rhode Island educators are invited to join us for this virtual learning event!

Find out how you and your partners can improve school readiness and outcomes for children in your community. Over the past two years, RIDE and EDC’s Center for Early Learning Professionals have supported 6 communities in developing and implementing Transition to Kindergarten plans. Join one of four webinars to learn about an upcoming opportunity to participate in the next phase of this work. Participating communities will engage in a series of summits and will receive onsite coaching throughout 2021.

The webinars will share a framework for organizing transition activities and many examples. All are welcome, but we encourage participants to come in teams that include administrators and teachers from elementary schools, Head Start programs, and community-based preschools.

Participants will:

  • Learn why the transition to kindergarten is so important to children’s school readiness
  • Explore the transition strategies that support child success
  • Examine a toolkit of transition resources
  • Find out about a new professional learning opportunity that can help improve transition to kindergarten

Click below to register for one of the webinars:

Lead Presenter Information
David Jacobson, PhD, works with states, districts, and communities to improve early education and care for children and their families. As the leader of EDC’s First 10 initiative, he specializes in supporting school and community partnerships focused on improving outcomes for children ages birth through 10 and their families. Jacobson brings deep experience in early childhood education, school improvement, the transition to kindergarten, and strategic planning to his work. In Rhode Island he has led a team supporting the implementation of a new kindergarten curriculum in 8 communities, and he has supported 6 communities in developing Transition to Kindergarten plans. Jacobson is the author of a 2019 report, All Children Learn and Thrive: Building First 10 Schools and Communities, which presents findings on coordinated efforts to improve teaching, learning, and care during the first decade of children’s lives. Recently, he published an Education Week Commentary about First 10.

Sponsor: Rhode Island Department of Education
Organizer: Center for Early Learning Professionals, Education Development Center (EDC)