Transition statements contain important information about each child's learning and development in kindergarten and include suggestions that will support each child's continued learning when they start school.
A transition statement summarises a child's learning in the five learning and development areas of the
Queensland kindergarten learning guideline or other equivalent and accredited learning guideline.
It is an expectation that approved and funded kindergarten providers complete a written
transition statement for each child enrolled in their program in November of the kindergarten year, and provide this to families.
Parents, carers and children contribute to the transition statement describing their child's strengths, challenges, motivations and achievements.
Early education and care services, families and schools can use the information in the transition statement to discuss and plan for children's successful transition to school.
Developing the transition statement
Every kindy follows a similar process when developing a child’s transition statement. For a detailed look at the steps involved and the roles of parents/carers, kindy teachers and schools throughout the process, refer to the
transition statement flow chart.
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) website provides detailed information on how valuable transition statements are, the use, development and the role of parents/carers.
Watch what parents and teachers are saying about transition statements.