Transition to Kindergarten Summit Presentations

Transition to Kindergarten summits offer unique opportunities to gather state and district level leaders in early learning and kindergarten transition. Watch the videos below for examples of a Transition to Kindergarten Summit.

Washington State Transition Summit 2011
Nov. 5, 2011 – SEATTLE, WA

Fostering Early Learning Collaboration

Image of Gail Joseph

Gail Joseph, National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) and the University of Washington

In this presentation, Dr. Gail Joseph introduces the summit's focus: fostering early learning collaboration and improving school readiness for all children across the state. She acknowledges the various groups that are present and shares how teams will leave the meeting with plans for how they can support transitions across their programs. In closing, Dr. Joseph introduces the work that NCQTL is conducting, the goals of the National Center, and the resources that they provide to the field.

View presentation


Image of Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz, National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement & Council of Chief State School Officers

In his presentation, Thomas Schultz explains the importance of thinking about children’s experiences as they transition from early care settings to public education, specifically kindergarten. He focuses on the need for continuity between early education settings, and provides data from several research studies outlining variations in children’s experiences between pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

View presentation


Image of Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) and the University of Virginia

Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch presents research findings that demonstrate how children and families experience transitions. She highlights how implementing transition best practices may lead to positive social and academic outcomes for children and better experiences for families.

View presentation


For more information, please contact us at ecdtl at ecetta dot info or call (toll-free) 1-844-261-3752.



Last Reviewed: July 2015

Last Updated: January 6, 2017