Moving from Early Intervention to PreK: What Parents and Caregivers Want to Know

About this resource
Reviewed: 2017

IEL Resource(s)

Online Resource(s)

Transitions in Early Intervention
This resource guide from the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse provides a list of books and DVDs that are available for checkout to Illinois residents, along with additional transition resources.

Education Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois
This guide from the Illinois State Board of Education is for parents, teachers, administrators, and others to help them learn about the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education and related services.

Early School Transitions and the Social Behavior of Children with Disabilities: Selected Findings from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study
This national study examines the characteristics of children receiving preschool special education, the services they receive, their transitions across educational levels, and their performance over time on assessments of academic and adaptive skills.

Transition Is More Than a Change in Services: The Need for a Multicultural Perspective
This report by the University of Illinois discusses the transition from Early Intervention services to preschool services, which presents many challenges to children, families, service providers, and programs.


Illinois State Board of Education
ISBE explains how services in public school (included early childhood) must be administered for children with special needs.

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
This resource is a library and information service for parents, professionals, and others.

This resource provides training and technical assistance for early childhood special education preschool staff and families of young children.

Family Matters
This resource is a parent training and information center.

Family Support Network of Illinois
This organization is dedicated to unifying people with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services, and resources.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
This resource provides families of children with disabilities with information, training, and assistance.

Additional Resource(s)

Strategies for Supporting Transitions of Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families
Beth Rous, Christine Teeters Myers, Sarintha Buras Stricklin
Journal of Early Intervention, 2007