A Guide for Planning Transitions to Elementary (PreK-5) School
This section explains capacity building, shares an inspiring capacity building story (bright spot) and offers selected resources to support your efforts.
What Is Capacity Building? It means providing professional development to district and school staff and community partners so they have the skills and knowledge they need to take a data-driven, positive, problem-solving and multi-tiered approach to supporting student attendance, participation and engagement. ent.
During the 2020-2021 school year, capacity building requires a leadership team to develop the skills necessary to manage hybrid learning environments and multiple transitions, promote digital literacy, and ensure that professional development is ongoing and responsive to the social-emotional and physical needs of the entire school community.
For grades PreK-5, capacity building must also help staff address the needs of families with children entering school for the first time, as well as collaborate with preschool providers.
Attention to Equity
A commitment to equity within your capacity building efforts requires strengthening your staff’s ability to identify and address inequities, appreciate the realities of the diverse families in your school community, and involve people who reflect the demographics of your school community.