ERIC Number: ED314154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Quality and Children's Transition to Kindergarten. Research Bulletins, 1989-90, Vol. VIII, No. 009.
Betsalel-Presser, Raquel; And Others
This report investigates the relationship between child care quality and children's transition into kindergarten. It focuses on four issues: (1) the definition and measurement of child care quality in group settings; (2) the relationship between child care quality and child development; (3) the relationship between child care quality and transition to school; and (4) teachers' perceptions of the day care child's transition to kindergarten. Transition from day care to kindergarten depends on the continuity among the environments that preschoolers are exposed to during childhood. High-quality day care experience may facilitate transition, while low-quality day care experience may prepare the child to anticipate a similar experience in kindergarten and thus give the child a negative attitude towards school learning. Includes a list of 38 references. (RJC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Concordia Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Centre for Research in Human Development.