Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Sue Allingham
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1907241507
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This title looks at how to support young children during the many transitions they go through in their early education. This book includes how to: support transitions between the home, childminders, pre-schools, reception classes and Key Stage One, manage stress-free transitions and effective communication.

Tools for Transition in Early Childhood

Author: Beth S. Rous
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667359
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"Case examples and sample forms in each chapter make the strategies easy to implement, and sample letters and more than 2 dozen photocopiable forms ensure that every phase of the planning process is easier. An essential guidebook for program directors, administrators, and all of their staff members, this book will help programs coordinate their services and plan successful transitions that support young children's school readiness."--BOOK JACKET.

The Early Years Teacher s Book

Author: Leonie Abrahamson
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1526450798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a clear, comprehensive, systematic and practical guide to achieving Early Years Teacher Status and meeting the EYT Standards and requirements.

International Perspectives on Transition to School

Author: Kay Margetts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136279954
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With increasing attention given by governments and policy makers to children’s transition to school, and the associated need for educators, families and communities to be supported in the process, changes are often required to existing structures and pedagogy. This book is framed around the notion of transition as a time of change for those involved in the transition process and as a time for reconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice. It explores transition from a number of international perspectives and raises issues around the coherence of: how children perceive and respond to starting school; the roles and expectations of parents; developmental changes for parents; supporting children with diverse learning needs; how policy, curriculum and pedagogy are conceived and implemented. Readers will be informed about current practices and issues arising out of research in Europe, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Australia and will be stimulated to consider how they can change their own transition beliefs, policies and practices. Transition to school: Contemporary Perspectives and Change is essential reading for researchers and educators and anyone wanting to know more about the transition to school and how to support young children, their families and schools.

Transitions for Young Children

Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570830
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Smooth early childhood transitions are key to ensuring positive outcomes for young children the world over, but in today's fragmented early education systems, it's difficult to ensure continuity among programs and services. Early childhood professionals will help change that with this book, the first to propose a comprehensive, practical framework for repairing fissures in the system and making transitions successful for young children globally. A groundbreaking resource for a wide range of professionals, including principals, school-based administrators, program directors, district supervisors, and curriculum specialists, this book brings together the best thinking on ealry childhood transitions from leading researchers and practitioners around the world. Focusing on both vertical and horizontal transitions, the expert contributors give readers the in-dept guidance they need to: develop a coherent, connected framework of curriculum and instruction across the pre-K-Grade 3 continuum; enhance transitions for infants and young children with disabilities and their families; address the specific issues dual language learners face during transitions; align early learning standards, curricula, and assessments; improve all aspects of school readiness; improve transitions through better accountability policies; and understand how transitions are affected by a wide range of factors, including poverty, cultural and linguistic diversity, and the child's neighbourhood. Through invaluable case studies on diverse programs, readers will get practical insight into what really works and apply the lessons of real-life success stories. And with the clear and useful analysis of up-to-date research, policy, and practice, professionals will see where the field is today and where it needs to go to support better transitions.

Informing Transitions In The Early Years

Author: Dunlop, Aline-Wendy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335220137
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This book aims to bring attention to children’s experiences of personal and curricular transitions in early childhood from entry to group-settings outside home to joining playgroup or nursery school and on into the early years of formal education.

Supporting Transitions in the Early Years

Author: Liz Brooker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236375
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"The text is wide-ranging and discusses different approaches and examples of good practice in supporting transition, from around the world. ... Supporting Transitions in the Early Years gives early years practitioners a real insight into the theory that should underpin high quality everyday practice for everyone engaging with young children." Early Years Update Supporting Transitions in the Early Years explores the whole range of early childhood transitions, rather than simply looking at starting school or pre-school. It helps parents, practitioners, policy-makers and Early Years students at every level, to understand and support the successive transitions made by young children from birth to five. Starting from a discussion of the rapid pace of change in current societies, and children's need to acquire flexibility and resilience in adapting to change, it offers examples of transitions such as: Babies and toddlers moving into under-3s care Pre-schoolers moving into school Reception children moving into formal learning classrooms Support for the transitions of children with English as an additional language or special needs At each stage, individual case studies are discussed in relation to relevant theories of development and learning, and contemporary perspectives on children's well-being and children's rights. The international case studies offer clear examples of the ways that adults in high-quality settings can work together with parents to strengthen children's positive dispositions. The book highlights key qualities - resilience, resourcefulness and reciprocity - which adults should seek to foster in children, to facilitate their current transitions and prepare them for a future of change. The author also underlines the importance of listening to children from birth onwards, if we are to offer the kind of caring and educative environments that will best support their well-being.

International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Susanne Garvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351397915
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The first volume in this Early Childhood Education and Care in the 21st Century: International Teaching, Family and Policy Perspectives miniseries provides a snapshot of early childhood education and care from 19 different countries around the world. The intention is to provide a description for the policy and provision for young children and their families in each of the unique contemporary contexts. The selection of countries includes every continent in the world to provide variety across cultures, socio-economic status, location, population and other unique factors. Some chapters also share the development and history of early childhood in their country, including economic and political transitions that lead to changes in early childhood provision and policy. The book provides essential takeaways for early childhood educators, researchers, early childhood organisations, policy makers and those interested to know more about early childhood education within an international perspective.

Children Starting School

Author: Hilary Fabian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134137788
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on research, theory and practice, this book presents ways in which practitioners, working in partnership with parents, can give children a successful start to school. Written in an accessible style, the book helps early years practitioners planning transition programs for new children and offers ideas for developing their professional practice when working with families. Starting school at the age of four or five is recognized as a major adjustment in a child's life that can determine his or her future success in education. This book highlights the factors that influence children's early adjustment, including their social and emotional wellbeing, so that schools can learn the best way to offer support. Practitioners, managers and those studying on early childhood courses will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of transition and will learn how they can make this a stress-free time for the children, families and professionals involved.