Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT)
Update: PPS is making plans for EKT 2021 this summer. EKT dates, participating schools, and more will be available by February 15.Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) is a school-based, family-oriented summer program designed to increase family engagement in school, improve children’s attendance and success in school.
Children attend school every morning for three weeks in summer. Parents or caregivers gather twice a week to meet school staff and discuss ways to support their child's learning. Interpreters are hired. Meals are provided. Child Care is offered during parent meeting times.
SUN Community School lead agencies, Multnomah County, and Multnomah County Library are major partners.
Child Centered Plan
The Child Centered Plan is a form that families complete with their child's preschool teacher (when possible) to explain student interests, strengths and challenges. Before school starts, parents have an opportunity to meet with the teacher and share the plan.