MODULE 1: Why are warm and inclusive transitions important?
Transition moments are very decisive for a child's life and school career, so research tells us. Positive transitions in which children and families are proactively supported by professionals have long-lasting effects on the well-being and learning of children. A proactive approach is especially important for children and families who experience difficulties in navigating a fragmented educational system.
Every country has its own system of organising ECEC centres and schools. Some countries or regions have a split system — drawing a line between child care centres and (pre-)schools — and others have a more integrated early years system. There are transitions from home to childcare, from home to preschool, from child care to preschool, and from preschool to primary school.
Below you will find research-based materials that demonstrate the importance of warm and inclusive transitions.