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Making the Transition to School

The transition to school can be an exciting — yet stressful — time for parents and children. The following resources will help you know what to expect.

Self-Esteem and Preschoolers — Tips to help you foster self-esteem in children.

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? — Questions to help determine if your child is ready for school.

How Behavior Changes During the Transition to School, Ages 5-6.5 — Here’s what you can expect when your child transitions to school.

Making Friends — During the preschool years children develop social skills they'll need to establish and maintain friendship.

Other Recommended Resources

Engaging Families in the Transition to School (video; 5:07) — National Center on Parents, Family, and Community Engagement — This video provides concrete strategies to support children and their families as they transition into kindergarten. It highlights the important role that developing strong partnerships between families, programs, and schools play in making this important transition successful.

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