For those states with pre-kindergarten to kindergarten transition guidance, is family engagement a requirement?

State Kindergarten-Through-Third-Grade Policies

For those states with pre-kindergarten to kindergarten transition guidance, is family engagement a requirement?

June 2018


This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.
 

For those states with pre-kindergarten to kindergarten transition guidance, is family engagement a requirement? Citations
Alabama Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Alaska Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Arizona Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Arkansas Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. ADC 005.24.1-13
California Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Colorado Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Connecticut Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of school readiness programs. Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 10-16q
Delaware Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
District of Columbia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Florida Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Georgia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Hawaii Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Idaho Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Illinois Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Indiana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Iowa Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Kansas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Kentucky Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Louisiana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Maine Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. Code Me. R. tit. 05-071 Ch. 124, § 13
Maryland Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Massachusetts Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 15D, § 13
Michigan Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Minnesota Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of school readiness programs. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 124D.15
Mississippi Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. Code Miss. R. 18-7-3:100
Missouri Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Montana Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Nebraska Yes, family engagement is required throughout pre-kindergarten programs, including transition plans. 92 Neb. Admin. Code Ch. 11, 005
Nevada Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Hampshire Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New Jersey Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. N.J. Admin. Code § 6A:13A-6.1
New Mexico Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
New York Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement for transition plans. N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 100.3
North Carolina Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
North Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Ohio Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Oklahoma Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Oregon Yes, priority is given to applicants for the Kindergarten Readiness Partnership and Innovation Program who demonstrate a commitment to family engagement and three-way partnerships among early childhood programs, school, and parents and families Or. Admin. R. 414-800-0120
Pennsylvania Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Rhode Island Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
South Carolina Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-267
South Dakota Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Tennessee Not specified in statute, rules or regulations. However, in their application for a preschool program, local education agencies must include a plan for engaging parents and families of pre-kindergarten students throughout the school year. Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-6-105
Texas Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Utah Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Vermont Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Virginia Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Washington Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of school readiness programs. Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 28A.150.315
West Virginia Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of transition plans. W. Va. Code R. 126-28-10
Wisconsin Not specified in statute, rules or regulations.
Wyoming Yes, family engagement is included as a requirement of the Early Childhood Partnership Grant. Wyo. Admin. Code § FAMS EC Ch. 1 s 9

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