Children from birth through age 8 make multiple transitions across settings, services, and providers. This means children (and their families) often change settings or providers both within and across a particular span of time. Within a span of time, such as a single day or week, children may participate in multiple programs or settings. For example, a child may change programs and locations within a single day, such as a child care program in the morning, and a prekindergarten program in the afternoon. The child may stay in one setting (e.g., public school building), but change programs during the day, attending Head Start in the morning and public preschool in the afternoon. Children often also change settings or services across time. For example, a child ...

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