Support the Transition to Kindergarten

What Research Says about Kindergarten
A smooth transition into kindergarten can positively impact the child’s school experience and future success. Preschool children make the transition into kindergarten more successfully when their schools and families prepare for it together, and when their preschool and kindergarten teachers connect

The Cambridge Public Schools Transition Form is designed to ease children’s transition from preschool to Kindergarten. The child’s preschool educator shares the following information about your child with the child’s future kindergarten teacher:

  • Social-emotional development
  • Self-help skills
  • Approaches to learning
  • Strengths and interest
  • Favorite activities

Sharing the child’s strengths and needs means that the child is known as an individual before the start of school. This sharing of information can only benefit the child, the family, and the educator during this critical transition period.

Forms & Resources

Parent Permission Form & Cover Letter (pdf)
What Research Says About Kindergarten Transitions


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About the Partnership

Contact Us

Lisa Grant Ed.D.
Executive Director 
[email protected]

Cambridge Office of Early Childhood
Cambridge Public Schools
1972 Massachusetts Ave. 
Cambridge, MA 02140

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