The transition timeline begins with the four-year-old preschool year through the transition into kindergarten.

Schools and programs can adapt the timeline and choose the most effective strategies to assist families.

The transition process should be seen as including both preschool children and children entering kindergarten. The timeline reflects this by including activities that overlap year to year. All connections need to be included in the transition process: families, children, teachers and the community.

A draft timeline is included to assist any district/building in choosing the most effective strategies to assist families in a smooth transition. Remember that this is an open-ended list and is meant to simply be a guide. Each district/program is encouraged to adapt, add, and create new activities to best fit the families and community.

Download a printable version of Section 4: Transition Timeline