Understanding Children’s Transitions from Head Start to Kindergarten (HS2K)
The purpose of this project is to better understand how to improve children’s transitions from Head Start programs to elementary schools. 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
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
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Understanding cross-systems transitions from Head Start to kindergarten: A review of the knowledge base and a theory of change