October 2021

Head Start to Kindergarten Transitions: Research Summary

This report, developed by researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago, the National P-3 Center, Child Trends, and Dr. Kyle DeMeo Cook, summarizes the current state of research on the transition from Head Start to kindergarten and offers a theory of change to show how systems can work together to improve the experiences children and families have when moving between the Head Start and K-12 systems.

Author(s): Stacy B. Ehrlich, Kyle DeMeo Cook, Dana Thomson, Kristie Kauerz, Mitchell R. Barrows, Tamara Halle, Molly F. Gordon, Margaret Soli, Andrew Schaper, Sarah Her, Gabriella Guerra Organization: Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation (OPRE)
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