Children who have positive social-emotional skills in kindergarten are more likely to finish high school, go to college, and be employed as adults.

Better literacy skills in kindergarten increase the likelihood that children will be reading at grade level by third grade.

Greater parent involvement in kindergarten leads to better achievement for the child.

Did you know that...


Up to 52% of children are NOT ready for Kindergarten

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The Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Programs  offer an evidence-based, strength-building approach to helping all children and their families gain school readiness skills for a positive transition to kindergarten and academic and social success.

Our philosophy is simple: Create a caring environment filled with dedication to hope, fairness, and equity for kids, families and educators. Focus on the strengths of these individuals. Encourage them while they are building strong positive skills. Collaborate for the social and emotional health and success of every person. 


The KITS Programs are a family of curricula that promote school success by strengthening children’s skills, increasing parental involvement, and supporting educators across the transition to kindergarten.

KITS Program

Preparation for the transition to kindergarten
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Kindergarten preparation for dual language learners
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KITS At Home

Online support for parents to promote school success
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Social skills for the kindergarten classroom
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KITS Training

Strengthening educators’ social-emotional teaching skills
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We are committed to creating a healthy future for kids by building on their strengths as they navigate the world of school and education. Through our holistic approach we:

Build Strong Kids

Champion each child by identifying their individual strengths and providing the essential skills for their school success.

Build Strong Families

Support parents with tools and skills to teach and advocate for their children at home, in school, and in the community.

Build Strong Classrooms

Coach educators with new ideas to support their students and families in the classroom and community.

Build Strong Community Advocates

Lead communities in promoting best beginnings for every child, because every kid is worth it!​