Transition to Kindergarten: Reaching Back to Preschoolers and Parents Through Shared Summer School by ProQuest


The threefold purpose of this program was to develop supportive relationships between local kindergarten teachers in the community elementary school and preschool children and their families, provide a seamless transition in activities and teaching approach from late preschool to early kindergarten, and increase the social and academic skills of children most at risk for school failure. During the three years of Early Reading First funding, our preschool teachers and project reading coach had developed many entertaining routines and games for learning alphabet letters, supporting phonemic awareness, identifying letter-sound relationships, and expanding language and vocabulary, as well as for teaching a variety of math and science concepts.

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