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April 2011, updated September 2011
Resource Guide for Early Childhood Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project, Briana Chan
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and reports that focus on early childhood transitions and school readiness. They cover a variety of topics central to the issue of early childhood transitions, including family engagement and home–school and program–school partnerships.
Because the Head Start program is one of the most frequently studied early childhood initiatives, many of the resources focus on the transition from Head Start to preschool/kindergarten. The resources in this guide are organized into sections by topic, as follows:
Please note that these resources have not been reviewed. Harvard Family Research Project is committed to providing information on a range of research in the area of family engagement and early childhood, and we developed this resource as an aide to help your own research in early childhood transitions. Inclusion in this bibliography does not equate with endorsement of the reports and/or articles. Links are provided to resources which are publicly available on the Web, and DOI numbers are provided for those journal articles which may be available electronically for a fee.