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Transition Facts and Findings

Following is a series of articles related to the topic of transitions. Click on the title to view each article. Additionally, links to other websites containing transition information are provided in the Resources section of the website.

Continuity in Early Childhood: A Framework for Home, School, and Community Linkages

Early Learning Standards for Young Children: A Survey of the States

Even Start: Facilitating the Transition to Kindergarten

Getting Parents "Ready" for Kindergarten: The Role of Early Childhood Education

Multiple Perspectives in Continuity in Early Learning and the Transition to School

Parents Observations About Their Children's Transitions to Kindergarten

Readying Parents and Teachers for the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities: A Step-By-Step Process

Research in Review: Family Centered Practices

Starting School: Effective Transitions

Teacher and Parent Expectations for Kindergarten Readiness

The Transition to Kindergarten: A Review of Current Research and Promising Practices to Involve Families


The National Center for Early Development and Learning has numerous publications regarding transitions:

Early Development NCEDL Transitions

Policy Brief 2002

Spotlight March 2002

Spotlight December 1999

Spotlight January 1999

Spotlight 1998 disabilities

Spotlight July 1998


Evaluation Terms from HFRP
Evaluation terminology can be confusing to even the most seasoned of evaluators. This resource provides commonly accepted definitions for frequently used evaluation terms.

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