Help Your Preschoolers Transition to K

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 2017 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

Provider Notice & FAQ (2018 Site Notice)
Google Forms Instructions
Parent Permission Form (pdf)
Kindergarten Transition Form
How To Fill Out Kindergarten Transition Form (pdf)
What Research Says About Kindergarten Transitions

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Lei-Anne Ellis
Early Childhood Director 
617.349.6554

Birth to 3rd Grade Partnership
Cambridge Public Schools
159 Thorndike Street 
Cambridge, MA 02141

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