It is also a time of transition for all of the families we work with regardless of setting. Our preschool (Early Development Centre) families are getting ready to transition to kindergarten, a big change after 1 or 2 years in a specialized setting. Our kindergarten families are getting ready for grade 1. Supporting families through these transitions is such a critical part of our collective work, and involves many team members. Families have an opportunity to ask questions, and find out what the following year will look like, and what supports are already in place for their child. Having these supports in place for those very first years in the CBE is critical in setting the path for their journey with us for many more years. I am confident that this work is supported throughout our programs and grades, and I am curious about what it might look like in various settings.
If school, family and community partnerships, or family engagement are your passion, or a part of your work, I would love to connect with you!
Janelle Wydeven: Early learning family oriented programming facilitator. Always looking for new ways to engage school, family, and community. @familyCBE | cbe.ab.ca/family