Family Transitions and Routines: Resources

Learn how to navigate family transitions.

Whether your child is transitioning from home to child care, from child care to kindergarten, or from one activity to another, realistic expectations and consistent routines can help them prepare for new scenarios which, in turn, makes navigating these transitions easier for you as well.

To learn strategies for building strong routines, discussing change with young children, navigating family transitions, and more, view the list of resources below.



Children’s Books, TV, and Movies

Routines and Rituals

Disrupted Routines

Transitions in Early Learning

Starting Kindergarten

Child Development

Playful Routines


Adaptations and Targeted Support

Challenging Behaviors

Opportunities to Practice

Sample Schedules


Series Navigation

The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

Learn more about the series.

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