Kids in Transition to School (KITS)

Scientific Rating:
2
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Kids in Transition to School (KITS) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Kids in Transition to School (KITS) as listed below:

There is a pre-implementation booklet explaining the main aspects of the program and the resources necessary to implement. There is also a pre-implementation readiness checklist to be completed by potential sites.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Kids in Transition to School (KITS) as listed below:

There is ongoing coaching and technical assistance to help the implementation site become a certified KITS provider.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Kids in Transition to School (KITS) as listed below:

The KITS Logistics Manual provides guidance on how to set up and maintain a KITS program including logistics such as recruitment of families, hiring, and supplies needed for the program.

The KITS School Readiness Group Implementation Manual provides the curricular elements of the program as well as detailed information on the teaching and behavior management processes used within the program. The manual also provides information on the materials needed for the program.

The KITS Parent Group Implementation Manual provides the curricular elements of the program as well as detailed information on the group processes involved in running the groups. Lists of materials and handouts for the groups are also provided.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Kids in Transition to School (KITS) as listed below:

There are observational checklists for both the parent and school readiness groups that cover both curricular elements and teaching and group facilitation processes used within the program. There are also parent-reported measures of fidelity and satisfaction.

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Kids in Transition to School (KITS).