Kindergarten Here We Come!. Partnering to Ensure Children’s Successful Transition.
Partnering to Ensure Children’s Successful Transition
Studies show the preschool experience and kindergarten experience can be quite differentStudies show the experience in preschool and kindergarten can be quite differentFirstSchool Snapshot, Ritchie, Weiser, Mason, Holland & Howes, 2010Studies show the preschool experience and kindergarten experience can be quite differentFirstSchool Snapshot Ritchie, Weiser, Mason, Holland & Howes, 2010
As you consider the transition practices where you live and work, let’s begin by thinking about
Where preschool and kindergarten experiences are different, transition can be abrupt.
Responding appropriately to growing diversity in children’s and families’ languages, cultures, and circumstances (e.g., work schedules, families moving) can help make transitions successful.
Teachers’ time for meeting is limited, and they lack a consistent way to share information.
Elementary schools’ larger size and more formal structure are new to families and children entering kindergarten
The systems in which preschool and kindergarten exist are mostly separate, and usually with no forum for joint planning across systems and programs.
emphasizes connections essential for enabling children are to succeed in school
○ children to the school ○ families to the school
○ preschool programs with schools ○ community with schools
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