About Durham’s Transition to Kindergarten Initiative
Entering Kindergarten is one of the most important educational steps in a child’s life. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. The year leading up to Kindergarten is a particularly important time for parents to help their children build the skills they will use in the classroom. Read, Talk, and Play every day to help your child get ready for school.
Meet Ready Eddy, the Transition to Kindergarten mascot! This little bull represents our desire that all Durham’s children enter kindergarten with enthusiasm, curiosity and confidence in their own capabilities. Entering Kindergarten is one of the most important educational steps in a child’s life. This Web site will provide you with helpful information on how you can encourage readiness for school, prepare your family, communicate effectively with teachers, and promote a positive attitude in your child as he adapts to a new place, friends and adults suddenly in his life.
We will share information about community resources and events offered through Durham Public Schools and specific neighborhood schools. Durham’s Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) Initiative is a collaborative project of Durham’s Partnership for Children (The Partnership), and the Durham Public Schools (DPS). Transition to Kindergarten initiatives foster positive linkages between school and home and increase parent involvement. Research shows that both are indicators of long-term school success.
The Transition to Kindergarten Initiative is supported through funding from the Morgan Creek Foundation and the Wells Fargo Foundation.