Book Chapter

What is 'school readiness', and how are smooth transitions to school supported?

F Niklas, C Tayler, C Cohrssen

Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead | Melbourne University Press | Published : 2017


Early childhood learning and development have important implications for individuals' subsequent learning. Early childhood education helps to prepare children for smooth transitions into school and, given the cumulative nature of education, it helps to determine an individual's trajectory within and beyond formal school education into adult life. Some models of high-quality early childhood education are associated with long-term positive influences on high school completion rates, tertiary qualification completions, reduced teen pregnancies, improved health and improved employment status. Early childhood experience is of fundamental importance for children's long-term development and therefo..

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