Australia’s national education evidence body

We want to ensure all children, regardless of background, maintain continuity of learning and development as they transition between services and settings in the early years. 

Our transitions project aims to: 

  • build shared understandings of effective transitions for children 
  • assist early childhood education and care services, schools and education policymakers to use evidence to improve transitions for children, families, teachers and educators.  
An early childhood educator sits with a group of young children.

About transitions

Evidence shows that effective transitions to school contribute to children’s long-term learning and development.
Two female students and one male student from different cultural backgrounds reading together in a classroom.

Measuring transitions discussion paper

We outline 3 constructs that can be measured to determine the effectiveness of transitions and children and families’ sense of belonging.
Two young children, about 4 or 5 years old, sitting at a desk with a pen and book

The importance of school transitions article

Children’s transitions from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to school can have lasting effects on their learning and development.

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