Supporting Transitions & Alignment
Young children’s successful transition from preschool to kindergarten lays the groundwork for future success in school and life. This page provides a variety of reports, guidebooks, research briefs, and other materials centered on successful strategies for supporting transitions and alignment between preschool and early elementary. It also includes evidence from states that have improved outcomes for children and adapted their transition activities in the wake of COVID-19.
The following resources focus on transition and alignment topics, including effective policies and practices, collaborations and partnerships, planning and implementation, and state examples.
Themes emerged in a report on Grantees adapting to COVID-19. Including delaying activities, priority shifts, impacts on staffing, and virtual environments.
This brief shares why transitions matter, highlights transition and alignment practices, and explains funding that support these transition activities
These briefs focus on effective transitions, including collaborations and partnerships, supports for children, partnerships with families, and policy alignment.
This brief shares ways for creating a coordinated preschool to kindergarten system, guidance for developing effective transitions, and state alignment examples.
This guide shares regulations and recommended practices and procedures for establishing effective transitions at age 3 for young children with disabilities.
This resource guide provides practical and actionable planning materials to design and conduct statewide and regional summits on the transition to kindergarten.
The brief shares how Maine worked with partners to improve, align, and coordinate programs and services across the early childhood and elementary school years.
This report focuses on First 10 Schools and Communities that brings together school districts, schools, and early childhood programs to improve quality
This guide provides a framework to support the developmental P-3 approaches in schools, districts, and communities.
This brief presents findings from a California study examining the state’s P-3 alignment landscape. It describes efforts, challenges, and policy implications.
This peer-to-peer review summarizes conversations with education decisionmakers in Colorado about P-3 plans for fall 2020.