National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Transition Best Practices

This issue brief provides an overview of the research and promising practices on the transition to kindergarten. It provides extensive examples of transition programs that focus on building relationships, alignment, and collaboration among families, preschool, and school. Transition activities described include home visiting; familiarizing children with the kindergarten setting, expectations, and people; and ways to involve community resources. While this resource includes only one example about afterschool, many of the strategies being used could be extended to include afterschool to prepare for that additional transition. 

Related Topics: 
School & Community Partnerships
Curriculum connections
System-level strategies
Family and Community Engagement
Denver Education Compact
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33 pages
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