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Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2013
Family engagement activities to support family-school partnerships and school- and home-based academic enrichment activities
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Gathering and Using Language Information that Families Share
National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
October 2013
Tools to help teachers gather information from families on children’s past experiences with language/s. This information helps teachers build upon those experiences and support their students' optimal progress.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

January 2012 TK Monthly Call
Scott Moore, Senior Policy Advisor, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); Debra Brown, Senior Legislative Associate, California School Boards Association; and Deborah Kong, Communications Director, Preschool California
January 2012
Audio recording with an overview and discussion of Governor Brown's budget proposal and how it affects TK, followed by a presentation on a Sample Board Policy for TK and an update on communications resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

January 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, Donna Gearns, and Kelli Leavell, Making a Difference Consulting
January 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) on how to work with states, districts and schools to support and encourage their P-3 efforts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

January 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, Donna Gearns, and Kelli Leavell, Making a Difference Consulting
January 2013
Powerpoint presentation on how to work with states, districts and schools to support and encourage their P-3 efforts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

June 2011 TK Monthly Call
Whitcomb Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation; Ashlee Tran, Communications and Internet Advocacy Associate, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California) , and Lisa Kaufman PhD., Director, Early Learning Services Department, Santa Clara County Office of Education
June 2011
Audio recording reviewing the transitional kindergarten website, followed by a presentation on personalized oral language(s) learning (POLL) strategies.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

LAUSD Preschool through 3rd Grade Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District
June 2013
A school board resolution that calls for the development of a framework based on educational standards, curricula, assessment and professional development that are strongly aligned across high-quality pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Through this resolution, a Task Force will develop goals and a comprehensive plan to align preschool through 3rd grade.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

LAUSD Press Release to Expand TK
Preschool California
May 2012
Press release about LAUSD's decision to expand to every elementary school.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

LAUSD TK Memo to Principals
Los Angeles Unified School District
May 2012
A memo to principals from top administration explaining the Kindergarten Readiness Act and the phase-in process Los Angeles Unified School District will implement.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

LBUSD Transitional Kindergarten Parent Rally
Preschool California
July 2012
Educators, parents, community and business leaders and advocates gathered at Washington Carver Elementary to support full implementation of transitional kindergarten. Watch to see why these people are excited about TK, and to get a sneak peek into a TK classroom.
Topics: Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Long Beach Unified Cinema Ad
Long Beach Unified School District
January 2013
Cinema ad created by Long Beach Unified School District to promote Transitional Kindergarten in their local communities.
Topics: Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Long Beach Unified TK Cinema Ad
Long Beach Unified School District
January 2013
Ad from Long Beach Unified on transitional kindergarten enrollment aired in local cinemas.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations

Many Languages, One Teacher
NAEYC
March 2013
Strategies for personalizing oral language interactions with young dual language learners and their families.
Topics: English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

March 2011 TK Monthly Call
Lisa Kaufman, Ph.D., Director, Early Learning Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education; Sher yll Ebbs, Family Literacy/Early Childhood Administrator , Gilroy Unified School District; Ruth Yoon, Early Childhood Education Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District
March 2011
Audio recording of presentation on implementing TK, including strategies for getting started determining how many kids need TK and where to serve them. Includes enrollment projections and planning for two school districts, Gilroy Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

March 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Ernesto Saldaña, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) for "Parent Outreach Toolkit" highlighting ways to provide local education agencies with tools and resources that communicate the benefits of transitional kindergarten (TK) and support parent outreach.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

March 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Ernesto Saldaña, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2013
Powerpoint presentation for "Parent Outreach Toolkit" highlighting ways to provide local education agencies with tools and resources that communicate the benefits of transitional kindergarten (TK) and support parent outreach.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

May 2011 TK Monthly Call
Elizabeth Magruder, Support Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District; Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant; and Ernesto Saldaña, State Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
May 2011
Audio recording outlining TK program planning and implementation as well as parent engagement strategies and communications.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

November 2011 TK Monthly Call
Joyce Wright, Assistant Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education; Vickie Ramos, Deputy Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Deborah Kong, Communications Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
November 2011
Audio Recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Planning Guide: A Resource for Administrators of Public School Districts, preceded by an update on the Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Summit and a communications update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

Palo Alto's Young Fives - Program Description
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
Program description and contact information for the Young Fives program offered at Palo Alto Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

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