Explore research-based strategies that support effective transitions to kindergarten. Learn how education managers can use these strategies to facilitate transitions, both in person and virtually.
Office of Head Start & Public Schools Collaboration Demonstration Project: Summary and Practice Implications
This report summarizes the work of the OHS & Public Schools Collaboration Demonstration Project to improve the transition of children and families into the public schools.
Learn how data-sharing between programs and receiving schools can lead to more successful transitions for children and families.
Explore this collection of resources that support collaboration between the Office of Head Start (OHS) and public schools to improve the transition to kindergarten.
Check out this summary of successful transitions to kindergarten activities that were planned and implemented by the teams in the Head Start-Public Schools Collaboration Demonstration Project (CDP).
Learn how staff can help parents and family members prepare for an in-person or virtual school visit and become fully engaged in their children’s new school.
The first day of kindergarten is a big transition for children. Listen to Dr. B read aloud The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, and learn how you can support the children in your life as they take this big step.
Children aren’t the only ones nervous on the first day of kindergarten. Listen to Dr. Amanda Bryans read aloud First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg to help ease everyone’s transition to kindergarten.
This video highlights the Head Start-Public Schools Collaboration Demonstration Project. Head Start, school, and family leaders discuss the project and suggestions to improve future transition work.
Share this step-by-step guide with parents to help them prepare their child for the transition from home to a Head Start program after a public health crisis or emergency.