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Smoothing Out the Bumps of Transitioning to Kindergarten

The transition to kindergarten is an important time in the young life of a preschooler. Research has shown that the quality of children’s kindergarten transition processes has implications for their future academic and social outcomes, and the level of family engagement in kindergarten. Research further indicates that children living in families with low incomes are less likely to have positive transition experiences. The Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance Program released a brief Smoothing Out the Bumps of Transitioning to Kindergarten. The brief examines policies and practices that can be implemented to increase the likelihood that all children will have positive transition experiences. It includes a sample of state- and local-level promising practices and describes a model for creating successful transitions to kindergarten. Click here to access the brief.