Kindergarten Transition Toolkit
To provide ideas, strategies, and an overview of research, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have created a Prekindergarten to Kindergarten Transition Toolkit to promote seamless prekindergarten to kindergarten transitions for children. The toolkit is designed to provide resources for principals, program administrators, teachers, educators, and families to help support children’s kindergarten transition from the year prior to kindergarten entry through the kindergarten school year. The toolkit incorporates a focus on:
- Building coherence in teaching and learning practices across schools and early childhood education (such as, Head Start, school-based prekindergarten programs, community child care programs, community preschool programs, and private preschool programs).
- Developing a coordinated use of data and assessment between systems, as permitted.
- Creating aligned strategies for communication about kindergarten transition.
- Supporting all learners, especially “reaching in” to hard-to-reach families and developing meaningful, two-way partnerships with families.
Supporting Your Child Through the Kindergarten Transition video - 4/23/20
Supporting Kindergarten Transitions in Your Classroom video - 4/23/20
Supporting Kindergarten Transitions in Your School video - 4/23/20