Transitions

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 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.

Transition to Kindergarten

Check out a variety of resources and planning guides for leaders, educators, and families looking to support successful transitions to kindergarten.

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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.

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Using Professional Development to Support Transitions

Explore strategies that support transitions from Early Head Start to kindergarten. Discover how professional development and relationships between Head Start programs and receiving schools support the process.

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Transitions

Last Updated: December 24, 2019