Preschool Development Birth Through Five (NYSB5)

Kindergarten Transition Summit Applicant Requirements and Updates

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the NYSB5 grant is modifying the process surrounding the Kindergarten Transition Summits.

Understanding that convening large groups of people may not be allowed right now, KT Seed Money will be available to implement local innovative kindergarten transition strategies.

To be eligible for Seed Money funding, your agency must have attended a previous NYSB5 Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation or Kindergarten Transition Summit.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available.

Click here to apply for KT Seed Money.

You can view the Kindergarten Transition Summit Winners 2020 in pdf or recorded webinar below:

PDF | Webinar

You can view a pdf version of the application here

Application must be completed online: Click here for online application 

Deadline Extended

Applications due: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available.

Award notifications: June 1, 2020  

Webinar for Awardees only:  April 29, 2020 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation March 5, 2020

On March 5, 2020 the New York State Council on Children and Families as part of the NYSB5 grant convened a Kindergarten Transition Summit Orientation at the Carondelet Hospitality Center in Latham, NY. The purpose of the one-day orientation was a demonstration of how to host, implement and apply for funding to host a KT summit in 2020 and increase the number of local transition teams statewide.

Below are a list of the materials provided to participants:

1   - Agenda KTO Hangout

2   - KT Reflection Sheet

3   - Special Education Handout

4   - Transition Activities Ideas

5   - Planning Tool - CBO Programs

6   - Planning Tool - School Districts

7   - TA Summit Guide

8   - Transition Brief

9   - Supporting Transition Brief

10 - Summit Announcement

11 - Agenda for Full-day

12 - Agenda for Half-day

13 - Early Childhood Transition

14 - KT Summit Application

15 - Transition Team Members Planner

16 - KT Orientation Sticker

17 - TK Presentation PowerPoint



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