- Authors: Schools need to make stronger connections between the last year of pre-K and the early primary grades
- They say there are many missed opportunities when schooling abruptly transitions without enough preparation
Laura Bornfreund is deputy director of the early education initiative at the think tank New America, which is based in Washington. Lisa Guernsey is director of the early education initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America. The opinions expressed are those of the authors.
(CNN)The first day of school is always a little nerve-racking, but the first day of kindergarten is particularly fraught. The kids are little bundles of energy, still learning how to zip their backpacks and print their names.