ERIC Number: ED357892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Booklet on Transitions: SERVEing Young Children Project.
North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
SERVE, the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, is a coalition of educators, business leaders, governors and policymakers seeking comprehensive and lasting improvement in education in the five southeastern states. SERVEing Young Children is the early childhood project within SERVE. The first section of this resource booklet introduces the project, which focuses on the transitions children make from home, preschool, or child care into elementary school. The second section describes the mission and goals of the project; lists information and services provided by and activities conducted by the project; and identifies issues that are important in strengthening transitions. The third section lists practices that schools have used in the past to foster transitions, practices that can be used in the future, and barriers to successful transitions. A checklist of elements that should be found in effective transitions programs is presented in the fourth section. The fifth section consists of three selected readings: (1) an ERIC digest on school readiness; (2) an ERIC digest on transitions; and (3) the final report of a national study on transitions to kindergarten in American schools. A list of 29 suggested readings and a 9-item bibliography are presented in the final two sections. (BC)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Program Descriptions, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, Young Children
SERVE, 345 South Magnolia Drive, Suite D-23, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2950.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Education.; Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.