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Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible. 

Reimagine Australia has designed a suite of resources to help families, practitioners, educators, schools and community service providers to help facilitate a child with additional needs in their transition to school.

In designing this resource we have taken a community-wide approach. The information in this resource aims to make the transition to school as smooth and positive as possible.

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PARENT GUiDE

In this downloadable booklet parents will find comprehensive information they require to aid in the transition to school of their child. Chapters in this guide cover:  
  • Getting started
  • About my child
  • How to apply
  • Sharing Information
  • All About School
  • Starting School
  • Support
 

ECi PRACTITIONERS GUiDE

Are you an early childhood intervention (ECI) professional supporting a child with a disability and their family to make the transition to school? In this downloadable booklet early childhood intervention practitioners will find comprehensive information they require to aid in the transition to school of a child. Chapters in this guide cover:
  • Best practice and the transition to school
  • Useful practices and potential barriers in the transition to school
  • ECI professional’s role in transition to school
  • Working with families
  • Working with schools
  • Self-reflection
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ECEC PRACTiTiONERS GUiDE

Are you an early childhood education and care (ECEC) professional with a child with a disability in your service getting ready for school? You might be a teacher or child care worker who works in preschool, long day care, occasional care or family day care. In this downloadable booklet you will find comprehensive information they require to aid in the transition to school of a child. Chapters in this guide cover:
  • Recommended practice and the transition to school
  • Useful practices and potential barriers in the transition to school
  • National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning Framework and transition to school
  • ECEC professional’s role in transition to school
  • Transition to school processes for children with a disability
  • Working with families
  • Working with schools
  • Support and resources
  • Self-reflection questions

SCHOOLS GUiDE

Do you work in a school and have a child with a disability getting ready to start school? You might be a principal, assistant principal, classroom teacher, learning support teacher, teacher’s aide, school counsellor, or another member of school’s staff. In this downloadable booklet you will find comprehensive information they require to aid in the transition to school of a child. Chapters in this guide cover:
  • Recommended practice and the transition to school
  • Useful practices and potential barriers in the transition to school
  • Benefits of inclusion
  • School’s role in transition to school
  • Working with families
  • What other teachers have found helpful
  • Support and resources
  • Self-reflection

COMMUNiTY ORGANISATiON GUIDE

Is there a child with a disability who is getting ready for school included in your community organisation? You might be a playgroup leader, sports coach, martial arts instructor, music teacher, dance teacher, librarian, scouting group leader or an out of school hours (OOSH) service co-ordinator. In this downloadable booklet you will find comprehensive information they require to aid in the transition to school of a child. Chapters in this guide cover:
  • Community organisation’s role in transition to school
  • Working with families
  • Tips for making a child’s experience with community activities successful
  • Recommended practice and the transition to school
  • Useful practices and potential barriers in the transition to school
  • Support and resources
  • Self-reflection

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