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Cook Kyle Demeo, December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Children moving from early education programs into elementary schools face a critical transition, making it important for both systems to coordinate to better serve our youngest children. Yet, there is limited research on coordination around the…
Schmitt Sara A., Geldhof G. John, Purpura David J., Duncan Robert J., McClelland Megan, November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present study explored the bidirectional and longitudinal associations between executive function (EF) and early academic skills (math and literacy) across 4 waves of measurement during the transition from preschool to kindergarten using 2…
Kang Jean, Horn Eva M., Palmer Susan B., November, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Transition to kindergarten can be a pivotal experience for children because of its potential long-term impact on school performance. As the importance of relationships among contextual factors surrounding a child has been recognized, many schools…
Babic Nada, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article reconsiders multiple perspectives about continuity and discontinuity of early childhood education. Theoretical starting points, childhood policies and research of continuity and discontinuity exemplified through transition to school,…
Eskela-Haapanen Sirpa, Lerkkanen Marja-Kristiina, Rasku-Puttonen Helena, Poikkeus Anna-Maija, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines preschoolers' beliefs concerning their transfer into primary education. Data from 1386 Finnish preschoolers were obtained using interviews with parents at the end of the children's preschool year. The qualitative content analysis…
Loewenberg Aaron, July, 2017
Other
While the planning of a stable, well-connected transition between early education and kindergarten falls largely within the purview of individual schools and districts, states can actively encourage intentional, local efforts to smooth transitions…
Hall James, Lindorff Ariel, July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Aims: To determine whether distinct trends can exist in children's diurnal cortisol slopes as they transition to school, and the extent to which these trends relate to preschool attendance and/or exerted effortful control. Method: A secondary…
Taguma Miho, Huerta Maria, Engel Arno, Litjens Ineke, Salminen Jenni, 2017
Reports & Papers
The transition from early childhood education to primary school is a big step for all children, and a step which more and more children are having to take. Quality transitions should be well-prepared and child-centred, managed by trained staff…
Taguma Miho, Huerta Maria, Engel Arno, Litjens Ineke, Salminen Jenni, 2017
Executive Summary
There is currently little policy knowledge on how OECD and partner countries design, implement, manage, and monitor transitions. Filling these gaps is important to ensure that early years' policies provide continuity of the ECEC benefits into…
Fonseca Manuela, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief describes a model for creating successful transitions to kindergarten and provides example of policies and practices at both state and local levels.
Welchons Leah Wildenger, McIntyre Laura Lee, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The transition to kindergarten is regarded as a critical early childhood developmental milestone with important implications for later school outcomes. Little prior research has focused on predictors of socio-behavioral kindergarten outcomes using…
Ferretti Larissa K., Bub Kristen L., January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Using data from 3,250 participants in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, we used structural equation modeling to investigate whether family routines (e.g., bedtime routine, reading routine) established in…
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…