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
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.
Under Documents you will find the necessary protocol forms to complete interagency agreements between
the Infant Toddler and Head Start Programs.