Kindergarten Readiness Workshop

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a three-day hands-on workshop designed specifically for the following pairs or teams: preschool and kindergarten teacher, preschool teacher and administrator, kindergarten teacher and administrator, or preschool teacher, kindergarten teacher, and administrator. The purpose of this workshop is to provide educators with knowledge and strategies to help all their students be kindergarten ready, as well as support teams in developing a smooth and effective bridging process to support families and students during the kindergarten transition.

Participant Requirements
  • Participants must directly serve preschool age children, kindergarten age children, or serve as an administrator for preschool and/or kindergarten
    • Workshop is open to individuals meeting the above criteria but first preference will be given to pairs or trios as described
  • Participants are expected to attend all three training days
Training Topics
  • Defining Kindergarten Readiness
  • Identifying strategies to help preschool students prepare for kindergarten
  • Planning for the bridging process
  • Supporting students during the kindergarten transition
  • Involving families in the kindergarten transition
Workshop Format
  • Large group instruction, modeling, and discussion
  • Small group application and role play activities
  • Planning and coaching with TRIAD Educational Consultants
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in this training and 18 hours of professional development.*

*Participants must attend all three days in order to receive a certificate of completion documenting 18 hours of professional development.

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2020 Dates:
Feb. 3-7 [McMinn County]*
Feb. 10-14 [Sumner County]*
Feb. 24-28 [Shelby County]*

This workshop opportunity is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education 619 and is available to educators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.

* Exact dates still being finalized