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The transition to kindergarten is an important milestone in a young child’s life. While this transition is often accompanied by much excitement and anticipation, it can also bring uncertainty and anxiety as children face changes on multiple levels.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has created CASEL CARES to collect resources that support families, schools, and communities during COVID-19.
This series of 18 fact sheets summarizes data about state QRIS systems and includes state examples that can be helpful for state system planners building QRIS systems.
Family child care (FCC) plays an important role in meeting the needs of families with school-age children. This tool offers a framework for assessing local, regional, and state policies and practices to ensure they support access to high-quality FCC options.
This toolkit is designed to help early childhood specialists use implementation science approaches in process consultation. The toolkit includes an assessment and implementation drivers' checklist that includes strengths-based questions that a school-age TA professional can use to help create a quality improvement plan for a program.
This resource provides a review of tools that programs can use to measure youth outcomes. The outcomes selected include communication, relationships and collaboration, critical thinking and decision-making, initiative, and self-direction. The review includes cost and evidence of reliability and validity.
This toolkit is designed to help state system planners from early childhood, Head Start, and schools create plans for a successful transition to kindergarten. It includes materials like a transition and alignment summit guide, a questionnaire on transition practices, and research and resources on why transition matters and how to engage families.
This comprehensive guide on preventing child abuse and neglect uses a strength-based framework for protecting children and strengthening families and community networks. Most valuable are the short tip sheets designed for parents in Chapter 5; they build competencies on a wide range of topics and are presented in Spanish as well as English.