Family Engagement: Pre-School Parents as Students

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The East Rockaway Schools cohosted a parent workshop for incoming parents of kindergartners with the Long Island Direction Center on March 17.  The workshop, “Transitioning to Kindergarten: Beginning the Committee on Special Education Process,” was attended by a dozen parents and several staff members.  Participants learned about topics pertaining to the transition from preschool to school age including the parent’s role in the CSE, the CSE process, eligibility, least restrictive environment, programs and services and community resources.