Planning for transition is an ongoing interagency process that explores options and provides information, support and linkages to new situations and services. Joint planning between agencies is necessary to ensure a smooth and effective transition for children and their families. Transition issues may include the shift from one service system to another, differences in eligibility requirements, new demands for child participation, differing expectations for child behavior and "readiness," new types and levels of staff involvement and training, and philosophical shifts in intervention models. Careful and thoughtful joint planning by the local early intervention program and the local school district (LEA) will promote smooth and coordinated movement between programs and services.
Across the various pages of this community (e.g., FAQ, Documents, Trainings, Links) is transition specific information to assist preschool teachers, special education directors and other school personnel involved in transition activities.
Documents page you will find the necessary protocol forms to complete interagency agreements between the Infant Toddler and Head Start Programs.
A new Interagency Agreement between the Department of Education and Department of Health and Welfare has been signed and will be effective July 1, 2012. The new agreement reflects the new notification process. The Infant Toddler Program will begin notifying the SDE, on a monthly basis, of all potential referrals to Part B services. Under Transition Documents you will find:
- Idaho Part C and Part B Joint Policy Document
- Infant Toddler and Early Childhood Interagency Protocols