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FSI Learning Explorations ~ Transition Series: Kindergarten Transitions

August 29 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Join us August 29, 2023 for Kindergarten Transitions with   Cari Rawling & Robyn Kendurkar

SESSION INFO: The transition from preschool into school can be particularly challenging for parents and their children when extra supports are required: and extra care is needed to ensure a smooth process. This workshop is designed for both parents and professionals to learn new tools and strategies for sound planning during any transition years.

Learning Outcomes:

• Participants will learn four fundamentals to help have a smooth transition to Kindergarten
• Learn firsthand transferable skills through group activities
• Identify tools that can assist the transition to Kindergarten
• Identify who on your family’s existing support team can assist with Kindergarten transition


Cari Rawling is the Northeast Regional Coordinator for the Family Support Institute. Cari is the mom of two boys, both with diverse abilities, and through them, she has navigated various school systems from public to online distance learning. Cari holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education and is deeply committed to strengthening families during their transition, from Early Learning to school. Currently, she works as a StrongStart Educator for School District #28 and the Family Support Institute.

Robyn Kendurkar has resided in northern BC since 1996 and is a parent of two adults who live with disabilities and is also a sibling supporter of an adult with a rare disorder. She worked as an Education Assistant and a Family Resource Consultant, connecting families to child care, community support, and services. Robyn has facilitated parent support groups, navigated school experiences, and advocated for supported child development, early intervention, therapies, and respite support. An understanding of the unique experiences and challenges of raising children with extra support needs while living in the northern regions guides her work as a peer supporter and community member. In 2010 Robyn joined the Family Support Institute as a volunteer Resource Parent, and in 2018 she moved into the role of Regional Network Coordinator and is now FSI’s Family Support Team Lead for the Early Years.



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August 29 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
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Cari Rawling & Robyn Kendurkar
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