Transitions to Early Care and Education

International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children

  • DeAnna M. Laverick
  • Mary Renck Jalongo

Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Programs and Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. DeAnna M. Laverick
      Pages 1-3
    3. Laura Lee McIntyre, Leah K. Wildenger
      Pages 21-31
    4. Susan Hill
      Pages 45-55
    5. Annemarie H. Hindman, Lori E. Skibbe, Frederick J. Morrison
      Pages 57-71
  3. Policies and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Anne Petriwskyj, Susan Grieshaber
      Pages 75-86
    3. Margaret A. King
      Pages 87-92
    4. Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Allison Sidle Fuligni, Lynn A. Karoly
      Pages 93-105
    5. Suzanne M. Winter
      Pages 117-133
  4. International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Nancy K. Freeman, Beth Powers-Costello
      Pages 137-148
    3. Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, James E. Johnson
      Pages 163-175
    4. Magdalena Janus
      Pages 177-187
    5. Tomoko N. Arimura, Carl Corter, Janette Pelletier, Zeenat Janmohamed, Sejal Patel, Palmina Ioannone et al.
      Pages 189-202
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 190-190

About this book


Transitions to new educational experiences are a universal rite of passage encountered by children worldwide.  This volume in the Educating the Young Child:  Advances in Theory and Research, Implications for Practice series provides early childhood educators with a resource that focuses on the transitions that young children make to early care and education settings, along with the issues that surround this important time in their lives.  New experiences, such as the start of formal schooling, mark important and exciting events that also evoke different reactions from children and their families. The diverse experiences, traits, and needs exhibited by young children provide early childhood educators with what may be a potentially challenging role. With an international focus, the purpose of Transitions to Early Care and Education:  International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children  is to communicate an enlarged view of the transition process in order to appreciate and honor the promise and potential of all children worldwide.  Contributing to this volume are a group of distinguished researchers, practitioners, and educators in the field of early childhood education.  Their collective expertise is shared with those who are committed to educating and caring for young children and the families they serve.


Canada Caribbean China Chinese children Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) Italy Mexico United States autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) childhood educators children's needs early childhood education elementary school formal school infants international perspectives kindergarten parental involvement practice school environment school readiness school teachers school-age teacher education transition to school young children

Editors and affiliations

  • DeAnna M. Laverick
    • 1
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Professional Studies in EducationIndiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaUSA
  2. 2.Studies in EducationIndiana University of PennsylvaniaIndianaUSA

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