Space and Place in Early Childhood Education and School (SPiECES)

Enhancing transition practices in early childhood education

The aim of the project is to develop relevant and high-quality skills and competences, which includes extending and developing competencies of teachers and promoting the acquisition of skills and competences.

Project manager at MDU

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The project will contribute to the understanding of children's views on transition from kindergarten to elementary school as well as their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards this important transition. The project focuses on transitional practices in four European countries (Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, and Sweden). By participating in these countries, we reshape the transition from different aspects of early and pre-school education, while offering equal opportunities regardless of social circumstances and individual needs.

This project will enhance and expand the understanding of the competencies and practices needed for transition from kindergarten to elementary school while at the same time creating innovative professional development to support early and pre-school workforce in developing professional competencies.