At the CSQ’s General Council held from December 13 to 15 in the city of Québec, the delegates adopted recommendations to “demand that the Ministère formalize the coordination of measures to support the first school transition, by drawing on the school staff’s existing orientation expertise, parental support, and early detection and intervention work.” Moreover, the CSQ “will demand from the appropriate government departments the financial and human resources, the means, and the conditions required for a successful first school transition.”
School transition is a predominant issue in public debate. Many who work in research or in schools affirm that a successful first school transition is a key protective factor that also contributes to increasing educational success. In its report, the Early Childhood Education Commission recommends strengthening the cohesion and complementarity between all the players involved in early childhood to facilitate a better transition. In the Ministère de l’Éducation’s education policy from June 2017, numerous elements refer to the first school transition, including this commitment: “The government will add a specialized professional in all elementary schools in Quebec to liaise between the student, the family, and other significant professionals.”
The CSQ will thus shortly be presenting to the Ministère the requests adopted by the General Council delegates regarding the first school transition.
To read the document presented at the General Council « Pour une première transition scolaire de qualité et réussie ».