Get the leading transition to school resource for parents for only $12.95*
Educators in early childhood education and care services are very aware that a smooth transition into school plays a vital role in setting children up to engage confidently with school learning and to achieve positive academic and social outcomes.
This guide for parents titled Your Child’s first Year at School: getting off to a good start has been developed to help children feel relaxed about this new adventure in a child’s life. The beautifully designed resource is written by internationally recognised early childhood educators and has carried the endorsement of the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) for the past five years.
It is an easy-to-read book full of tips and practical advice to make this often difficult time fun:
‘As a teacher I found this book instrumental in educating beginning parents about school. Thank you!’
Early Childhood Teacher, Condingup Primary School, WA
‘It was fabulous. The chapters were clear, concise and contain practical information. A perfect resource for new parents.’
Primary school teacher and mother of 3, NSW
‘It is simple to understand and extremely realistic. Very good suggestions, also. I have read many books and this has covered all topics that are important to parents and children starting school.’
Mother of 2, WA
Free sample chapter
To help you decide if Your child's first year of school is for you we have provided the complete first chapter of the book for free. (15 pages)
About the authors
|Jenni Connor has been an early childhood teacher, a superintendent and a primary school principal. She has been a curriculum manager and writer and advised the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on the development of the Australian Curriculum. Jenni is the author of many Early Childhood Australia publications and is contracted by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) to illustrate early childhood teaching standards. She conducts professional learning programs for teachers on literacy, learning and curriculum.|
|Pam Linke is an early childhood and parenting consultant who has over many years worked with parents, children and early childhood staff. She has written many books and articles for parents and professionals about parenting and child behaviour and development, especially social and emotional development. She has also written on parenting topics for websites. She is a social worker who has done further training in early childhood education, specialising in children’s literature. She is currently chair of the Early Childhood Australia Publications Committee and Advocacy Representative on the National and State committees of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health.|
Individual copies are available here.