Please note, a new Transition: A Positive Start to School resource kit will be released during Term 2, 2017.
The Transition: A Positive Start to School resource kit ('resource kit') was created to help early childhood services, outside school hours care (OSHC) services and schools improve transition-to-school planning for children, their families and educators. It provides information and advice to improve the development and planning of local transition-to-school processes and programs.
The resource kit is for anyone working in early childhood services, OSHC services, schools and those with an interest in the issue of transition. This includes those involved with children and families in long day care, family day care, occasional care, playgroups, OSHC, early childhood intervention services, kindergarten programs and schools in the government, catholic and independent sectors.
The resource kit has three parts:
- Part 1: Transition for Everyone - provides general information about promising practices and factors contributing to high-quality transition programs for all children. It provides guidance on the Victorian approach to transition and use of the Transition Learning and Development Statement.
- Part 2: Providing Additional Support - provides specific information regarding groups of children and families that may require additional transition support, and explains ways that this support can be incorporated into transition programs.
- Part 3: Resources - brings together a range of other resources that can be used to further understand transition and program planning at a local community level.