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DOE Turning 5 Meetings

To NYC DOE Preschool Special Education Providers


Check to ensure you received the email notice about the DOE Turning 5 Meetings (see below).  Please note that there are two different session types:

Advanced Session for experienced providers and Introductory Session for anyone new to the kindergarten transition process.  


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Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 4:08 PM
To: 4410 Oversight
Subject: Transition to Kindergarten ("Turning 5") Meeting Registration Information


The NYC Department of Education invites you to join our annual Transition to Kindergarten ("Turning 5") meetings.  These sessions have been created based on feedback received from preschool special education providers, including a focus group of providers held in July of this year. 


We look forward to collaborating with you to ensure a smooth transition to kindergarten for all children and families.


Advanced Session


November 3, 2016, 9:30-11:30am at P.S. 112, 535 East 119th Street, New York, NY 10035


Click here to register for this session:


November 9, 2016, 9:30-11:30am at P.S. 22, 1860 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303


Click here to register for this session:


These sessions will provide experienced preschool special education staff the opportunity to hear from exemplary elementary school administrators and their teams regarding student experiences as they transition to kindergarten.  Topics will include:

·         Implementation of kindergarten Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

·         Successful inclusive practices 

·         Description of kindergarten ICT classroom  

·         Promising practices for dual language learners  


The session will also include a brief update from the NYC DOE on changes to the Transition to Kindergarten (“Turning 5”) process, including clarification on progress report submission, participation in IEP meetings, and the K admissions process.


Introductory session  


November 10, 2016, 9:30-11:30am at P.S. 169, 4305 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232


Click here to register for this session:


This session will be an introductory session for new preschool special education programs and/or providers that may need an overview of the process to help families navigate the transition to kindergarten. The introductory session is also open to any staff that may want a refresher on the process.  Topics will include:


·         Transition to Kindergarten ("Turning 5") process

·         Kindergarten admissions processes 

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