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McCarthy Lauren P., Morrison Howard, May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

In March 2020, after 23 renewal grants had been awarded, the country began responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Public health guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19 required states to adapt their intended renewal grant activities,…

Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This fact sheet highlights promising practices and research-informed strategies that districts and schools, with support from states, can use to successfully and equitably transition young learners to the next school year. It covers strategies…

Sengal Amena, McCormick Meghan P., Castleman-Smith Jalynn, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes recent findings that show how a lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs may contribute to disparities in children’s learning and development during that critical transition to kindergarten. The brief highlights…
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Early Learning Network, September, 2020
Other
Parents are in a unique position to provide consistent stimulation and support for children's learning during the pre-K to kindergarten transition. Our research uncovers how family engagement changes over time, and how this looks in different types…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Collaboration among the State of North Dakota, NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Parent Education Network made this project and study possible. The goal of this project, which was undertaken to fulfill objectives associated with the Preschool…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, September, 2020
Executive Summary
Among its multiple priorities, the Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five that was awarded by the federal government to the state of North Dakota incorporated attentiveness to issues associated with transitions for young children and their…
Vitiello Virginia E., Prokasky Amanda, McCormick Meghan P., Iruka Iheoma U., Purtell Kelly M., Ludvik Dana, Fall 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The nationwide Early Learning Network is studying children's transitions from publicly-funded pre-K into kindergarten in diverse communities, ranging from rural to urban locations; including coastal and central states; and representing children and…
McCarthy Lauren P., 2020
Reports & Papers

This report presents states’ planned activities to support smooth transitions from early childhood care and education settings into kindergarten and the early grades. Data was gathered from PDG B-5 renewal applications funded in 2019. Additional…

Kuhfeld Megan, Soland James, Pitts Christine, Burchinal Margaret, September, 2019
Reports & Papers
Students' level of academic skills at school entry are a strong predictor of later academic success, and focusing on improving these skills during the preschool years has been a priority during the past ten years. Evidence from two prior nationally…
Shuey Elizabeth, Kim Najung, Cortazar Alejandra, Poblete Ximena, Rivera Lorena, Lagos Maria Jose, Faverio Francesca, Engel Arno, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
Curriculum plays an important role in ensuring continuity and progression from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to primary education. The alignment of curricula and standards across these settings shapes children's early experiences with…
Atchison Bruce, Pompelia Sarah, September, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Based on research and work with states, Education Commission of the States has identified these two key elements that states can consider when creating a coordinated preschool-to-third grade system: - Effective transition programs and practices that…
Spain Angeline, Ehrlich Stacy B., Cowhy Jennifer, Dasgupta Denali, Lockaby Tracey, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Researchers at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (Chapin Hall) and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium) studied the first full-year implementation of PKTP in 2016-17. This report provides an overview…
Spain Angeline, Ehrlich Stacy B., Cowhy Jennifer, Dasgupta Denali, Lockaby Tracey, July, 2018
Executive Summary
Researchers at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (Chapin Hall) and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium) studied the first full-year implementation of PKTP (2016-17), following a pilot year in 2015-16.…
Cook Kyle Demeo, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Children moving from early education programs into elementary schools face a critical transition, making it important for both systems to coordinate to better serve our youngest children. Yet, there is limited research on coordination around the…
Loewenberg Aaron, July, 2017
Other
While the planning of a stable, well-connected transition between early education and kindergarten falls largely within the purview of individual schools and districts, states can actively encourage intentional, local efforts to smooth transitions…