Strong Start Community Grant


A smooth transition into kindergarten creates a foundation for children to build
upon throughout the rest of their K-12 journey. Without the right supports, the
shift from early environments to kindergarten can be a significant challenge.
When communities strengthen the connective experience between early learning
and the start of kindergarten, they ease the stress of transition, setting children
up for effective experiences. Additionally, parents, early learning programs and
K-12 systems benefit from effective transitions, aligning children’s experiences
and their own expectations to support children. Effective transitions reduce
academic fadeout, improve academic outcomes, encourage family involvement
and allow children to navigate a significant period of adjustment.