ERIC Number: ED413079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Starting School: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.
Starting school is a milestone in a child's life. This booklet for New Zealand parents and caregivers offers guidelines for making the transition to school a positive experience. The topics discussed include: (1) selecting a school; (2) visiting the school; (3) enrolling children in school; (4) the initial adjustment; (5) clothes and schoolbags; (6) bilingual and immersion classes; (7) the curriculum; (8) classroom organization; (9) homework; (10) computers; and (11) food at school. Parents' viewpoints are shared through diary entries throughout the booklet which record their children's experiences with starting school. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Personal Narratives, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Special Needs Students, Student Adjustment
New Zealand Council for Educational Research Distribution Services, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand; fax: 04-384-7933 ($14.85, New Zealand dollars).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand