Webinar 1: Transitions & Alignment
Easing the Transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten
April 20, 2021
Moderator: Sue Sheridan, Ph.D., Director, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
A child’s transition from pre-K to kindergarten is a critical time. It builds the foundation for academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills, as well as positive family-school connections, for years to come. Results from the Early Learning Network’s diverse research studies suggest there is significant misalignment — or lack of continuity — in the experiences children have across the pre-K to kindergarten transition. In this webinar, Early Learning Network’s researchers discuss alignment and share ways to ease children’s transition to formal school.
This webinar will help you:
- Better understand what “alignment” means in educational systems.
- Discover key differences between pre-K and kindergarten classrooms.
- Learn practices and policies that can bring children’s early experiences into greater alignment and promote a smooth transition to school.