Illawarra Transition to School Program

Starting school is an important and exciting time for families and their children.

The Illawarra Transition to School Program aims to connect with families, prior to school, primary school services and early intervention agents to ensure current research, leading practice and practical information is made available.  Our networks and community events cover the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama communities.

Children’s continued learning and development in school is enhanced when the following factors are considered as important to the transition to school process:

  • children’s readiness for school
  • school’s readiness for children, and
  • the capacity of families and communities to provide developmental opportunities for children (Supporting successful transitions-school decision-making tool, DET)