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Children experience many transitions, including from home to an early care and education setting, between age groups or program settings, and from preschool to kindergarten. Supporting these transitions is critically important. How the foundation for positive transitions is laid across all levels of the system can have far-reaching effects on children’s well-being and academic success. Program staff consider the long-term process of building and maintaining the capacity to support children and families at all levels. They also look at ways to improve how they connect and communicate within systems during transitions.

Supporting Transitions: Resources for Building Collaboration

Supporting transitions can have positive effects on children and families, and collaboration is key to effective transition.

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Transition to Kindergarten

Watch the videos and use this set of materials to organize and carry out your own summit for Transition to Kindergarten. A guide, participants handouts, presentations, and planning resources are included.

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Classroom Transitions

Watch this 15-minute In-service Suite video and learn ways to ensure smooth classroom transitions.

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Keywords:TransitionsPreschool childrenInfants and toddlers

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National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

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