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Kindergarten Transition Summit

Join us for a unique opportunity to gather with community teams for a summit focused on transition to kindergarten.

Date: October 25, 2019 • 8:00am – 3:00pm (Registration 8:00am)
Location: SUNY Polytechnic Student Center

Register Online HERE
Early Bird Rate: $25
After October 1, 2019 Rate: $30.00

Key Note Speaker
Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sparrow is principal investigator for the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, ACF, HHS), and is part-time associate professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sparrow, co-author of nine books on children's development, and hundreds of articles on related topics for academic and general audiences, has lectured extensively nationally and internationally.

Summit Goals
1.) Identify examples of effective community transition and alignment practices.
2.) Anticipate and problem-solve around key barriers to effective practices.
3.) Discuss participants’ perspectives on key outcomes that support buy-in.

Participants will receive:
1.) Research on transition and alignment practices and school readiness
2.) Time to evaluate their current practices
3.) Opportunities to explore next steps in their own work
4.) Resources to support these efforts

Who should attend?
Early Educators, Head Start, School Administrators, CPSE/CSE, Child care Staff, R4K Members, Parents of Pre-K & Kindergartners, Librarians, Law Enforcement, Health Care Providers, Mental Health Providers, Community Service Providers and other Partners!
Questions? Contact Robin Robinson at
This summit is hosted by United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area, Ready for Kindergarten, Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension, CNYHHN Care Management Services, Dolgville Central School, Madison-Oneida BOCES, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, NYSB5, Rome City School District and SUNY Polytecnic.