Early childhood education, Early intervention, At risk persons, Refugees, Family violence, Preschool education, Transition programs, Preschool primary transition, School community relationship, Trauma, Mental health, Foster care, Economically disadvantaged, Literature review
This rapid literature review on support for children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability in early years transitions was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Education and Training. It sought to understand how Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services, professionals and teachers could better support children at risk of vulnerability, and their families, during transitions. The transitions included are from home, out-of-home care (OOHC) and other programs/services to ECEC services and to school. In particular, this review focuses on the support needs of children who have experienced trauma, children living in out-of-home care, refugee children, and children who experience intergenerational poverty. A selection of programs and strategies were identified in the literature. These are described through the review to highlight the patterns and trends in evidence of what works to support children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability in early years transitions. These programs are also collated against major themes and findings from the review.
Krakouer, Jacynta; Mitchell, Pru; Trevitt, Jenny; and Kochanoff, Anita, "Early years transitions: supporting children and families at risk of experiencing vulnerability: rapid literature review" (2017).
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Copyright State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training) 2017
Early Years Transitions: Supporting Children and Families at Risk of Experiencing Vulnerability: Rapid Literature Review is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
You are free to reuse the work under that licence, on the condition that you credit the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Training), indicate if changes were made and comply with the other licence terms available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The licence does not apply to:
- any trademarks or branding, including the Victorian Government logo and the Department of Education and Training logo
- images or photographs or other content supplied by third parties.
Copyright queries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of Publication
East Melbourne, Australia
Department of Education and Training