ERIC Number: ED196573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Growth Through Separation: Planning for School- Leaving.
Ziegler, Patricia; McCord, Gretchen
This paper discusses long and short range activities for helping children deal creatively with separation from preschool when they are ready for kindergarten. Long range activities should emphasize creating a positive school climate, involving parents in helping their children adapt to the new environment, and helping children develop self-understanding of the new environment. Many short range activities are suggested in 5 different areas: helping children understand the nature of change and growth through books, stories, and watching seeds and plants as they grow; observing adult model reactions to children leaving or their own departures during the year; doing something for a friend who is leaving (writing a group letter, making a card, making a present, etc.); getting ready for one's own leavetaking (taking photographs by children and teachers, conferences, discussions, etc.); and after school activities (keeping telephone contact, reunion picnic). An annotated bibliography of materials concerning phases of coping with growth through separation is included. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Separation Anxiety
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (San Francisco, CA, November 21-24, 1980). For related document, see PS 011 951.