Strengthening the Kindergarten Transition

All Hands Raised has supported multiple community efforts to help bridge this transition, including a successful kindergarten registration campaign.

Today, All Hands Raised is carving out a more focused role in this critical piece of the educational continuum in consultation with Early Learning Multnomah, our community’s state-designated “early learning hub.” With the goal of strengthening the transition into kindergarten for students of color and low-income students, All Hands Raised is establishing teams in two schools to bring together elementary school principals and teachers with community-based early learning providers to develop shared action plans to better prepare all students for success in school—and illuminate the practices that work. The goal is to maximize the assets of both the early learning community and elementary school educators to improve this crucial hand-off for our youngest students and their families.