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 is critically important. How the foundation for positive transitions is laid across all levels of the system 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.
Supporting Transitions: Using Child Development as a Guide
During the course of a child’s life, change is inevitable. Knowing about children’s development can help us understand how children respond to transition.Learn More
Transition to Kindergarten from the Children's Perspective
In this video, children talk to each other about how it felt to move into a kindergarten classroom and share their experiences in kindergarten.Learn More
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National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Last Updated: April 19, 2018