February 2020

New Project: Head Start to Kindergarten Transitions

The National P-3 Center is pleased to be part of a major three-year (2019-2022) federal project, Understanding Children’s Transitions from Head Start to Kindergarten. Central to this project is a systems approach that recognizes that effective transitions require intentional engagement from both the sending programs (Head Start) and the receiving programs (elementary schools). This approach also recognizes that transition strategies and practices must be implemented at multiple levels – among classroom teachers in Head Start and kindergarten, families and teachers, elementary school principals and Head Start directors, Head Start grantees and school districts, and state and federal agencies. The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has contracted NORC, with subcontracts to Child Trends and the National P-3 Center, to conduct the project.

Click here to read the full project overview on OPRE’s website.

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