I work in a preschool special education program from a public school district. We have over 4 classrooms in the district. Our age ranges from 3-5yrs old mixed in with both classes. I was wondering what other people's opinions are for keeping the students with the same class and the same teacher until they reach Kindergarten, where they wil go to their neighborhood school with new friends and a new teacher....or people's opinions on having a new set of preschoolers each year, and assigning the returning preschoolers to another preschool teacher in the program??? In the past we have strongly believed in having the students move to a new classroom at the end of the year, in order to help the kids transition into kindergarten by getting used to new adults and new friends.....does anyone know of any research on this kind of retention good or bad results??? Of course we looked at each student individually and there are some students that benefit from staying in the same class during their preschool career and some that don't please help, i need your opinions....and fast!