Transition to Kindergarten: Engaging Families

Learn how a Head Start program partners with families as they prepare for kindergarten. Explore ways to partner with families and receiving elementary schools during children's transition to kindergarten.

Launching the Transition Process

Learn how Head Start staff can partner with families and introduce the importance of the transition to kindergarten from the start.

Leaders in School Readiness

More than 320,000 Head Start children enter kindergarten every year. When Head Start programs and receiving schools partner on school readiness, children have smoother transitions and continued progress. 

Transition to Kindergarten

Preschool children make the transition into kindergarten more successfully when their schools and families prepare it together, and when their preschool and kindergarten teachers connect.