Smooth transitions to kindergarten depend on strong partnerships. Find ways to use these materials to help organize and carry out a successful local transition summit.
Discover resources and videos on the importance of engaging families and partnering with them in the transition to kindergarten.
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.
Learn how Head Start staff can partner with families and introduce the importance of the transition to kindergarten from the start.
Explore this resource to learn how sharing child-level data between Head Start programs and receiving elementary schools can help programs and schools better serve children.
Explore “Bring a Principal to your Head Start” Celebration
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.
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.