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Sher-Censor Efrat, Khafi Tamar Y., Yates Tuppett M., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Consistent with models of environmental sensitivity (Pluess, 2015), research suggests that the effects of parents' behaviors on child adjustment are stronger among children who struggle to regulate their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors compared…
Helsel Fiona, Riley-Ayers Shannon, Guynes Ericka, Boe Andy, Merrill Marina, 14 October, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar discusses key elements of an early learning-to-kindergarten transition which include leadership, aligned early learning, and family and community engagement. Presenters from New Jersey and Oregon highlight initiatives and specific…
Helsel Fiona, Riley-Ayers Shannon, Guynes Ericka, Boe Andy, Merrill Marina, 14 October, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses key elements of an early learning-to-kindergarten transition which include leadership, aligned early learning, and family and community engagement. Presenters from New Jersey and…
Caverly Sarah L., Caspe Margaret, Veit-Edrington Jody, 02 August, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar examines the research on the transition to kindergarten and considers transition practices that districts are implementing. Focus is on family engagement and the relational roles of families, schools, and communities.
Caverly Sarah L., Caspe Margaret, Veit-Edrington Jody, 02 August, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines the research on the transition to kindergarten and considers transition practices that districts are implementing. Focus is on family engagement and the relational roles of families,…
Henderson Linda, Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Kriegler Lili-Ann, Schiele Helen, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper undertakes a spatial examination of the early childhood-school relational space. It theorizes space as a product of interrelationships, moving therefore beyond an understanding of space as fixed and horizontal. Drawing on data from a…
Correia Karla, Marques-Pinto Alexandra, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: Transition to school is a highly demanding phase at an intellectual, social and emotional level and is, therefore, an opportunity for growth and development. Despite the greater emphasis given to school transition in Portugal over recent…
Ahtola Annarilla, Bjorn Piia Maria, Turunen Tiina, Poikonen Pirjo-Liisa, Kontoniemi Marita, Lerkkanen Marja-Kristiina, Nurmi Jari-Erik, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131…
Carson Valerie, Salmon Jo, Crawford David, Hinkley Trina, Hesketh Kylie D., March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives: To examine differences in sedentary time and bouts during and outside of childcare/school periods, and changes in sedentary time and bouts over 1-year among children who remained in childcare (childcare subsample) and among those who…
Alatalo Tarja, Meier Joanna, Frank Elisabeth, March, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study highlights teachers' experiences with transition from Swedish preschool to preschool class, i.e. from the daycare centre to the formal school. One assumption was that transition activities, to favour continuity in the long-term, need to…
Rous Beth, Mawdsley Helena P., 2016
Other
Given the historically disparate array of programs for young children, it is not surprising a lack of coordination (e.g., Wischnowski, Fowler, & McCollum, 2000; Rous, Hemmeter, & Schuster, 1999; Rosenkoetter, Hains, & Fowler, 1994) and…
Cook Kyle Demeo, Coley Rebekah Levine, 2016
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study describes the efforts undertaken by Head Start programs to coordinate with elementary schools to support children's transition to kindergarten. Given research showing that a substantial proportion of children face challenges adjusting to…
Fuentes Yvette Sanchez, Troe Jessica, 21 December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Eight years after the requirement to implement official legal relationships, understanding of how Head Start programs and local schools are developing and sustaining transition relationships can help inform the broader early education field. To get…
Ferguson Daniel, September, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
August and September mark the start of the school year for America's children, and for the more than 3.7 million children who the U.S. Department of Education estimates will enroll in public kindergarten this fall, this time represents a critical…
Murray Elizabeth, McFarland-Piazza Laura, Harrison Linda, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the nature of parent involvement and parent-educator communication in prior-to-school early childhood settings and school, to explore relations to social capital variables and consistencies and changes in practices over time…