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School Readiness

SERVE has strived to improve the continuity of learning experiences for children by increasing the degree of collaboration and coordination between K–12 personnel and preschool staff. Through trainings and materials, countless teachers and administrations have learned new techniques and ideas for working together to provide continuity for children as they transition between early care and education programs and kindergarten. School Readiness expanded learning programs include pre-kindergarten programs, Head Start programs, Even Start programs, home visitation/parent education programs, family literacy programs, and early intervention programs for children with special needs.


Terrific Transitions

Several resources have been designed to provide local trainers with materials needed to conduct training around how to improve transitions and create continuity of services. The resources provide information about effective transition practices and offers a framework for planning and implementing transition policies and activities.

Stepping Stones for Early Literacy

Stepping Stones to Literacy is a new online resource for early childhood professionals. It is intended to provide early childhood professionals with research-based information on early literacy learning and child development. It is geared primarily toward early childhood practitioners and students working toward an early childhood credential. Stepping Stones consists of a series of brief articles on a variety of topics related to early literacy and child development. Each article offers clear, useful information and includes suggestions for applying the information in the classroom. There is also a list of related resources and readings for those who want more in-depth information.

For more information, contact Glyn Brown, Project Director, 800-352-6001.