Learn how programs can work with children and families remotely to promote learning and plan for transitions.
Children experience many transitions, including from home to an early care and education setting, between age groups or program settings, and from preschool to kindergarten. Supporting these transitions for children, families, and staff is critically important because even positive change can be challenging. How the foundation for positive transitions is laid across all levels of the system to support children, families, and staff through transitions can have far-reaching effects on children’s well-being and academic success. Program staff consider the long-term process of building and maintaining the capacity to support children and families at all levels. They also look at ways to improve how they connect and communicate within systems during transitions.
During transitions, infants and toddlers need adult support. Learn how adults can help by building caring relationships, offering consistent routines, and being flexible to meet the unique needs of each child
In this podcast, learn about the different kinds of transitions and the ways that responsive caregivers can help infants and toddlers learn to successfully navigate change.
Explore strategies to support staff and families in navigating transitions, with a focus on relationship-building during times of change.
Explore how to support families in using intentional transitions as opportunities to facilitate learning experiences and meet children’s individual developmental needs.
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.
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).
Explore this collection of resources that support collaboration between the Office of Head Start (OHS) and public schools to improve the transition to kindergarten.