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Four Important Things to Know About the Transition to School

This issue brief identifies four important things to know about the transition to school, and it also mentions the transition that children and families experience to out-of-school programs: (1) transition is a matter of equity; (2) a smooth transition to school makes a difference for children's outcomes; (3) families play an important role in the transition to school; and (4) it's all about relationships--among families, early childhood programs, schools, and community.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
School & Community Partnerships
System-level strategies
Family and Community Engagement
Publisher: 
Harvard Family Research Project
Author: 
Margaret Caspe, M. Elena Lopez, and Chalatwan Chattrabhuti
Resource Type: 
Length: 
6 pages
Publication Date: 
2015