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Online Self-Paced Modules

Early Transition Modules

These self-paced learning opportunities can be accessed through the Professional Development System (PDIS) at Colorado Shines. You will need to register with the system to enroll. A one hour certificate of attendance will be provided separately upon completion of each module. For an overview of the modules you can watch the webinar presentation, Promoting High Quality Early Childhood Transition Through Professional Development and Family Education.

Module 1: Early Childhood Transition Overview

This module is an overview of transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education and from Preschool Special Education to Kindergarten. We encourage you to share this link with families, classroom staff, service providers, administrators, service coordinators and other Early Intervention collaborators.

Module 2: Early Transition Preparation and Adjustment for Children and Families

Learn more about the key elements of child and family preparation and adjustment related to transition to preschool and kindergarten. This interactive module is research-based, practical, and includes downloadable transition tools and resources.

Please direct questions about these Modules to Heidi McCaslin.

Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) in Preschool Programs

This is a self-paced learning opportunity primarily intended for teams to view together. It is a recording of the Videoconference hosted by CDE on September 18, 2015. An overview of MTSS is presented as well as examples of how MTSS can be implemented in preschool programs serving children with disabilities. Activities are included that enhance the learning experience. The course is presented online at and a 3 hour certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion.

Please contact Marcia Blum if you are interested in participating in this course.

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