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ERIC Number: EJ819671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Easing the Transition to Kindergarten: Demonstrating Partnership through Service-Learning
Duda, Michelle A.; Minick, Vanessa
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v14 n1 p111-121 Feb 2006
The transition to kindergarten can be difficult for both parents and children. Teachers, administrators and community providers can help ease this process by developing effective transition programs and materials for families in anticipation of the school year. However, such resources are often time-consuming and costly. To offer a solution, a team of graduate students conducted a service-learning project in collaboration with a small group of parents whose children attend a preschool in central Florida. The resulting product of this partnership was an informative brochure designed and disseminated with the goal of assisting parents in easing their child's transition from preschool to kindergarten. This project also serves to illustrate the utility of the service-learning model as a means of supporting children and families within a community preschool context. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida