Full-Day Kindergarten in the States (2012) reported by the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will be updated annually.
Transition Practices from Preschool to Kindergarten (2011), a Research Brief published by the Curry School of Education (CASTL) at the University of Virginia describes pre-kindergarten teachers' use of kindergarten transition practices. (posted 05/13/2013)
Ready Freddy Pathways to Kindergarten Success website, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development offers related articles:
The National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) formerly funded by OSEP investigated and validated practices to enhance the early childhood transition process and support positive school outcomes for children with disabilities. NECTC maintains a searchable database of transition research, policy and practice.
Building the Foundation for Bright Futures: A Governor's Guide to School Readiness (2005) by the National Governor's Association. See Supporting Ready Schools starting on pg. 11, Facilitating the Transition to Kindergarten. Also available from the National Governor's Association, but not available on online is their document Transitions to School by Elizabeth Stief (1994). See Relevant Research Findings on page 4. ISBN # 1-55877-197-2.
The Pre-elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) funded by the National Center for Special Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences is a multi-year study examining preschool special education transition to kindergarten. (posted 2/17/12) The report entitled Early School Transitions and the Social Behavior of Children with Disabilities: Selected Findings from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (2009) provides selected findings from the first three waves of data collection.
The OSEP-funded Study of State and Local Implementation and Impact of IDEA (SLIIDEA) provides findings in Facts and Figures on Special Education: Easing Transitions between Preschool and School (April 2006).
Terrific Transitions is a Web site developed collaboratively between the SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory and the National Head Start Association to support children's transitions into kindergarten.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation's initiative entitled SPARK (Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids) (2009)
This training tool was developed through the SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory. The training is designed to help teachers, principals, parents, and other stakeholders improve their transition processes through more effective planning, implementation, and evaluation. The training package includes a trainer's guide, a participant's guide, a CD with all the transparencies needed, and a copy of all the handouts necessary for the training.
The Office of Head Start Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center has provided this training resource.