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, Kindergarten Transition Seed Money will be available to implement local innovative kindergarten transition strategies in 2020.

Below are a few examples:

  • Creating YouTube videos of a bus ride to school, a tour of a school that includes the classroom/cafeteria/playground and perhaps the nurse’s office.
  • “Welcome to Kindergarten” packet, backpack full of school supplies and a book about kindergarten to be delivered to or picked up at a designated time and place for incoming kindergarteners.
  • A webinar/ video conference for families where questions can be answered and perhaps a book could be read to the children.
  • Orientation for parents and children (at the school if allowed).

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

Please use this link to apply for KT Seed Money.  Awards will be made on a rolling basis while funds are available. All applications must be submitted online.

If your program, agency or district would like to apply for funding for a full day Kindergarten Transition Summit.  All applications must be submitted online. 

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

Application must be completed online.

Deadline Extended

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

Award notifications: Awards will be made on a rolling basis while funds are available.  

KT Summit Webinar for Winners:

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

PDF | Webinar

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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   - KT Summit Orientation Agenda

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 - KT Presentation PowerPoint From Office of Head Start



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