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Transitions to Kindergarten Resources
Colorado Transition Resources
Transitions to Kindergarten: A Roadmap
Beginning in 2019, the CDHS Office of Early Childhood (OEC) partnered with the CDE Preschool through Third Grade Office (P-3 Office) to engage the National P-3 Center (NP-3C) to identify strategies and tools to support children, their families, and early care and education and K-12 professionals as children transition to kindergarten. The Transitions to Kindergarten: A Roadmap identifies eight strategies addressing state and local opportunities to improve cross-sector collaboration, with a focus on the policy levers that can be enacted to support transitions.
Transitions to Kindergarten in Colorado
The National P-3 Center in partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and the Preschool-Third Grade Office created a collection of role-based transition resources to provide a framework for more effective and culturally and linguistically responsive transitions from early childhood experiences into kindergarten.
- Supporting Children and Families in Migrant and Seasonal Communities
This brief explores practices that contribute to successful transitions to kindergarten for children and families living in migrant and seasonal communities and offer strategies that early care and education programs and elementary schools in Colorado can implement and support.
- Supporting Native American Children and Families
This brief explores practices that contribute to successful transitions to kindergarten for Native American children and families and offer strategies that early care and education programs and elementary schools in Colorado can implement and support.
- Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
This brief explores practices that contribute to successful transitions to kindergarten for children and families experiencing homelessness in Colorado.
- Timeline and Checklist (en español)
This tool suggests key strategies for the sending and receiving sides to implement throughout the year to support successful transitions to kindergarten. Please note, the CDE recommends sending preschool programs and other early care and education providers coordinate kindergarten registration and enrollment timelines with their local school district to ensure all families are aware of local enrollment and registration processes.