Kindergarten Transition

We help navigate one of childhood's biggest transitions.

The transition from pre-k to kindergarten is one the biggest a child will ever make. Navigating it successfully sets them up for future success. But it takes all of us.

We coordinate community Transition Teams who help bridge the gap between pre-k and kindergarten for students in their local school district. Transition Teams are made up of early childhood educators, teachers, parents and community members. They work together to make sure students can transition smoothly from pre-k life to kindergarten, and start school feeling calm, confident and ready to learn.

Teams coordinate activities and experiences that help students adapt to kindergarten: parent orientation nights, student summer camps, classroom visits and more.

Transition Teams also give a voice to key issues surrounding early childhood education. They promote the importance of quality early childhood education, early literacy development and on-time kindergarten registration. They help early childhood educators and school districts communicate better, and do the same for families, schools and the greater community.



During the 2015-16 school year, over 8,500 local students attended or were involved in transition activities,
including 6,000 students in Westmoreland County, 2,500 students in Fayette County and 150 students in Greene County.