ERIC Number: ED486469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 10
Easing the Transition from PreK to Kindergarten: What Schools and Families Can Do to Address Child Readiness. A Strategy Brief of the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
Ferguson, Chris; Wood, Lacy
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
Family involvement is a viable strategy to address transition issues related to school readiness. The school-family connection can help ensure that the potential of each child is fulfilled as well as bridge the achievement gap. This document utilizes a "School Snapshot" to illustrate that, with careful planning, schools can engage families in helping children get ready for school and transition from grade to grade. In addition, this paper provides descriptions of related research studies that focus on the exploration of issues rather than intervention success, helping to define what is known about effective family and community connections with school efforts. [The National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools is a project of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL).]
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.