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Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Head Start programs engage in multiple practices to support children and families during the transition to kindergarten. Children moving from Head Start to kindergarten often encounter discontinuities between the program and services they were…
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,…

Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Purtell Kelly M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q2 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to formal schooling is a large contextual change, which for many children in U.S. begins with the year of kindergarten. To better understand the challenges of this transition, the present study examines the extent to which children…
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…
Dore Rebecca A., Justice Laura M., Mills Abigail K., Narui Mitsu, Welch Kari, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The global COVID-19 pandemic prevented the implementation of in-person summer learning programs designed to improve school readiness for entering kindergartners. Thus, we conducted the current study examining the feasibility, social validity, and…
Vitiello Virginia E., Basuel Nica Kyra N., White Emily S., Whittaker Jessica E. Vick, Ruzek Erik A., Pianta Robert C., Winter 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study aimed to identify commonalities and points of divergence in the ways that parents, teachers, and administrators characterize children’s transition from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse school district. A wide…
Vitiello Virginia E., Winter 2020
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This study documented perspectives from parents, teachers and administrators involved in children’s transitions from public pre-K into kindergarten within a large, diverse county. The purpose was to better understand how these stakeholders…
Greenburg Jordan E., Hines Caitlin, Winsler Adam, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Public school pre-k programs are not only effective in promoting children’s school readiness but are also potentially useful for easing the transition from pre-k to kindergarten. One possible reason for this ease of transition is eliminating the…
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…
Kuhfeld Megan, Soland James, Pitts Christine, Burchinal Margaret, August/September 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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 10 years. Evidence from two prior nationally…
Purtell Kelly M., Valauri Anne, Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Jiang Hui, Justice Laura M., Lin Tzu-Jung, Logan Jessica A. R., Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The entry into kindergarten is a key transition children experience and has lasting consequences for their academic development. In light of this, many schools have implemented transition practices designed to foster positive development for…