Kindergarten Transition Conference

The United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, South Middleton School District, and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities invite you to the Kindergarten Transition Conference to learn how you can further grow transition practices within your school district and community. Research shows that a seamless transition into Kindergarten is critical for young children in order to be successful in their future academic careers—this transition sets the tone for their future school experiences.

STEAM & Classroom Management & More

Event Information

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: YWCA Carlisle
301 G Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Cost: $12.00

Registration is now closed!


Yogarate (Pronounced Yoga-Rah-Tay)

Yoga and martial arts blended into one age appropriate experience. Your participants are engaged and laugh through a keynote like no other. Activities include breathing, stretching, giggling, blocking, learning, singing, thinking, jumping, throwing, and a lot of smiling. Participants discover a new way to effectively communicate with fellow teachers, parents, and children for the best possible results. Your staff will leave the room empowered, excited and energized. The audience gets to choose their level of participation as the games and activities can be done in their chairs or at the front of the room in a designated movement area. Breathe in…NamastAHYAH!!!

Keynote Speaker: Ron Shuali

Ron holds a Master of Education specializing in early childhood. He has spent over 15 years working and presenting in the education marketplace. He is a bestselling author, top motivational speaker, and presenter and most importantly…he is funny. He presents school assemblies and educator trainings all over the United States. His study of martial arts, yoga, reiki, and improv rounds out a powerful hero for what is right and good. When Ron is not empowering school staff, parents, and students, he and his team of instructors are teaching children his award-winning Yogarate® program at many preschools including the future leaders of this planet at the preschool at the United Nations.

Conference Schedule

8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:15am Welcome
9:15am-10:15am Keynote Speaker
10:30am-12:00pm Breakout Session 1
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-1:30pm Networking & sharing transition strategies between centers & schools
1:45pm-3:15pm Breakout Session 2
3:15pm-3:30pm Closing

Who Should Attend

All those serving Cumberland County in the following roles:

  • Early Childhood Educators and Administrators (PQAS hours available)
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Elementary Principals
  • School District Administration
  • Superintendents
  • Family Engagement Specialists
  • Community Partners

This conference has been approved by PDE for Act 48 credits!

This conference was developed through The Race to the Top Early Learning Community Innovation Zone Grant in Cumberland County and through the partnership between the United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County, South Middleton School District, and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Questions? Call United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County at 717.243.4805.