Preschool Development Birth Through Five (NYSB5)


Funding Opportunity

Note: Due to high number of applications received, awards are expected to be made by Friday, 03-24-2023.

News release: Q & A Kindergarten Transition Seed Money Funding 2023

Kindergarten Transition (KT) Seed Money

The NYSB5 grant is offering an opportunity to apply for funding for local communities to implement new and innovative kindergarten transition activities for children entering kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. The funding amount is up to $10,000.

In order to be eligible to apply, you must watch the 9 short videos, complete the participant survey, and fill out the application. These are required.

Important Dates:

  • Questions about the application and KT Seed Money funding can be submitted to Nancy Hampton at by February 14, 2023.
  • Applications are due by the close of business on March 10, 2023.
  • Awards are expected to be made by March 17, 2023.

Please note: Past recipients of this funding are not eligible.

Click here for the requirements.



Below is a list of the materials

1  - Agenda (Please use this agenda for all the embedded handouts)

2  - NYS Early Learning Alignment Crosswalk

3  - Pyramid Model Master Cadre 2022

4  - Local Kindergarten Transition Team Planner

5  - Moving to Kindergarten Order Form

6  - Kindergarten Transition Reflection and Planning Form

7a - NYSED Planning Tool for Transitions for School Districts

7b - NYSED Planning tool for Transitions for Community Based Organizations

8 -  Office of Special Education (OSEE) Partnership Overview

9a - Map of Early Childhood FACE Centers

9b - Map of School Age FACES Centers

10 - Child Care Resource and Referral Directory 



Spanish Translation of Early Childhood Resources

In partnership with The Office of Early Learning at NYSED, various early childhood resources were translated into Spanish. These resources included:



P-3 Virtual Summer Institute 2022

In partnership with The Office of Early Learning at NYSED, the 2022 P3 Summer Institute’s registration is now open!  The theme for this year’s P-3 Virtual Summer Institute is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).   In planning for this institute, the Office of Early Learning searched for experts that are already aligning their work with DEI and incorporate an equity and inclusion lens in all that they do.  For descriptions of the presentations, biographies on the presenters and the registration links, please visit P-3 Virtual Summer Institute 2022 | New York State Education Department (


Rainbow Chart of the Training and Technical Assistance Providers in NYS

New York’s Early Care and Learning System has many supports and services for professionals and parents. The Rainbow Chart, and Corresponding Graphic are representations of the many trainings and technical assistance/professional development providers in NYS. Each entry provides the name, a description, contact information, and whom the support is most appropriate for. Please reach out to the contact for each support for more information. 



Early Intervention-Special Education Preschool Transition: Making it Easy for Parents, Children and Teachers

Presented at the NYAEYC Conference on April 15, 2021 by Nancy Hampton and Tracy Lyman.

The workshop describes what the Early Intervention Program is, understanding the process and knowing what to expect with the transition to Special Education Preschool Services.  Resources and best practices to support successful transitions are described and shared in this workshop.

Meeting Recording



What Kids Say About Kindergarten

Video made possible by NYS B5 Grant at Columbia County Early Literacy and Learning Network for the Kindergarten Transition Summit 2019.



Videos and Materials from statewide KT Summit
October 28, 2020

Hosted by Finger Lakes Community Schools


KT Summit Webinar for Winners:

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

PDF | Webinar

Questions:  and



NYS Technical Assistance Alignment

NYS Baby Bundle