This brief provides a review of recent research (2016-2021) on transitions to kindergarten. It focuses on [a] transition practices that children and families may experience directly; and [b] the policy levers that state and local policymakers can enact to support effective transitions to kindergarten. This brief was prepared for Education Commission of the States as […]
This brief presents strong rationales for moving Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) from the margins to the middle of the education reform debate. Kauerz recommends that we not only improve the quality of FDK programs, but also that we establish FDK as an integral part of all 21st century PreK through post-secondary education reform efforts.