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Smooth Transitions from Birth to Three

Online Learning Module

This module is intended to assist those working in early intervention programs and receiving schools to prepare families for the transition out of Birth to Three. The module includes the following segments:

  • Why Focus on Transitions?
  • Fostering Relationships with Families
  • The Transition Process
  • Building Collaborative and Supportive Teams
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This free module was designed for self-paced learning. It includes videos, key terms, printable documents, web-resources, and explanations of related forms. The module was designed for professionals who support children and families going through the transition process, such as early interventionists, special education professionals, preschool teachers, special educators, administrators, and family advocates and consultants.

The module contains information and resources that may also be of interest to families as they approach their child’s transition out of Birth to Three. There is also a video that corresponds to this module, which is available in both English and Spanish.

How to access the module:

  1. Make sure you are using a supported browser – Chrome, Edge, and Safari are preferred.
  2. Create an account to get started - a quick, one-time registration process where you will create a username and password.
  3. Wait to receive an email from Blackboard CourseSites. Once you have student status, you will be able to access the modules at any time. (Don't use the link sent within this email.)
  4. Come back to this page to access the module.
  5. Should you need more assistance, this tutorial has step-by-step instructions for creating an account and accessing the module.
  • This module was created for the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood by the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University in collaboration with the Charter Oak State College.

    This training module was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number CFDA 93.434 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Additional online modules have been developed for home visitors who work with families with young children. Topics include:

    • Communicating with Families
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • Parents with Cognitive Limitations
    • Infant Mental Health
    • Family Play and Infant Development
    • Family Play and Toddler Development
    • Talking with Families About Safe Sleep
    • Talking with Families About Nutrition
    • Physical Activity