Accepting Transition to Kindergarten Mini Grant Applications
Posted on 01.13.2015, Tuesday

The Partnership is once again offering mini grants for transition activities for families with rising kindergarteners as part of its Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) Initiative. The mini grants are intended to support early educators, elementary schools and child care sites in planning and implementing collaborative transition events.

Mini-grants will be awarded to applicants who design transition to kindergarten events addressing the 4 key connections that support a smooth transition to kindergarten:

  • Child-school connections
  • Family-school connections
  • School-school connections
  • Child-child connections

Kindergarten teachers, child care teachers and directors, school principals, before and after school programs, PTAs, and/or other organizations that serve rising kindergarteners are all eligible to apply. Mini grant award amounts may vary based on events and activities proposed, and have typically ranged from $200-400 in previous years. Last year’s mini grants included activities such as summer transition camps, student portfolios, field trips to kindergarten classrooms, and kindergarten parent nights. More than 500 families participated at 16 different child care centers and schools throughout Durham.

Please click here to download the application and full instructions. Applications must be received by Wednesday March 4th, 2015. 


The TTK Initiative is a collaborative project of the Durham’s Partnership for Children and Durham Public Schools that prepares children, families and schools for a successful entrance into kindergarten from formal pre-school programs or home settings. This initiative is sponsored in part by the Morgan Creek Foundation and Wells Fargo. Please contact Wren Davisson at or 919.403.6960 ext. 224 for more information, or visit


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