Transitioning to Kindergarten

Transitioning from an early childhood program to kindergarten is a significant time for children and families. Providers, families, and schools can work together to help make this important transition a smooth one.

Each program should have transition plans in place throughout the year that help prepare a child both developmentally and academically, as well as families, for kindergarten. 

Please refer to the Maryland EXCELS Toolkit for more TIPS on successful transitions between programs for children.