Supporting Transitions: Resources for Building Collaboration

Suporting Transitions: Using child development as a guide

Supporting transitions can have positive effects on children and families, and collaboration is key to effective transition. Each brief in this series focuses on a different partnership level: the child and family, early educators, early care and education (ECE) programs, and ECE partners. The Head Start Program Performance Standards outline transition requirements in 1302 Subpart G—Transition Services.

Supporting Transitions: Using Child Development as a Guide

Learn how knowledge of child development can help early educators support children during transition. This brief considers how children’s skills and concepts in the various Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains play a role as they transition from one setting to another.

Supporting Transitions: Early Educators Partnering with Families

Discover how to partner effectively with families during transition. This brief includes ways early educators and families can partner to plan for transitions into and out of programs and between program options.

Supporting Transitions: Program Policies and Practices

Explore ways programs can establish policies and practices that promote a collaborative approach to transition. This brief highlights ways to partner with families and engage staff to plan transition services and assess their effectiveness.

Supporting Transitions: Working with Early Education Partners

Learn strategies to communicate and collaborate with other ECE programs, elementary schools, and community stakeholders. This brief identifies ways programs can promote continuity between programs.

Last Updated: October 2, 2018