Entering kindergarten is an important step in every child’s development. A successful transition into school for children involves parents and professionals working together to plan and make decisions. Monique Gray Smith and many other Community Partners reminded 180 Interior Region Early Year Professionals just how important of a role they play in this milestone. There was no doubt in the room that an Early Years investment will only lead to future success for our children. "Young children do best—now and later—when they are nurtured within a tightly woven web of love."