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Free Online Reflection Tool for Students and Teachers [web resource]

Giving kids a chance to talk with adults about their lives outside of class can be critical for their social-emotional development. But during the pandemic, online classes didn’t often allow the time for that individual attention. Along is a free digital reflection tool that helps teachers prompt students to talk about their personal lives through recorded video, audio or written texts as a way to support them emotionally, not just academically. Read more ›

Tips to Help Kids With Autism Transition Back to In-Person School

Heading back to school after summer break can be tough for some students, but this year is unique. For children with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences, transitions like this can be extra challenging.

University of California at Davis MIND Institute experts offer advice to help with the change, as well as what’s likely to be different in the classroom this year. Read more ›

Navigating College with ADHD—Preparing for Success! [video]

Are you a current or future college student who isn’t sure how to make a strong transition to higher education?  In this webinar, Dr. Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist and author helps you figure out how to get what you need to set yourself up for success at college. Read more ›

Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts [downloadable]

Hearing a health care professional say you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be confusing. The good news is that the emotions and behaviors you have been concerned about are actually symptoms of a treatable disorder. Read more ›

Starting Kindergarten: Tips for a Smooth Transition

Starting kindergarten is both exciting and scary — for children and their parents. Young children thrive when they feel comfortable, safe and secure. But it can be challenging to help your child feel prepared when everything feels so uncertain right now. What can you do to make the leap less worrisome and more fun? Read more ›

Use These 6 Expert Tips To Find The Best Masks For Your Kids

Which masks are best to keep kids safe? It’s a question on many parents’ minds as students return to in-person school in the fall of 2021 amid a huge wave of coronavirus infections. Masking is a key safety measure in schools for all kids, especially for children too young to be eligible for any COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ›

Getting to Know My Child: A Guide for My Child’s Kindergarten Teacher [downloadable]

Getting ready for school and learning to read and write begins early in your child’s development, well before kindergarten or first grade. The love and guidance that you provide your child can set him or her on the way to many years of success in school.Taking the time to connect with your child’s teacher will get the new school year off to a terrific start! Read more ›

9 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

Kindergarten brings big changes for kids. For some, it’s their first time in a structured school setting. For others, it’s going from a small classroom in preschool to a big room with lots of kids. Here are nine ways to make the transition easier. Read more ›

Selected Children’s Books About Kindergarten [downloadable]

Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center offers this short list of children’s books about the kindergarten transition. Educators and families can read the books together with children to help them understand the transition process and increase comfort with their new learning setting. Read more ›

Transition to Kindergarten: Supporting Children with Individualized Education Programs [downloadable]

As programs support all children during the transition to kindergarten, it’s key to prepare children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and their families. Use these tips and resources to ensure that children with disabilities have a smooth transition and educators who receive them feel fully prepared to support their success in school. Read more ›

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