Foreword; Mary Renck Jalongo.- Introduction; DeAnna M. Laverick.- Part One - Programs and Practices .- 1. Transitions to Group Care for Infants, Toddlers and Families; Nancy Balaban.- 2. Examining the State of the Science: Empirical Support for Kindergarten Transition Practices for Students with Disabilities; Laura Lee McIntyre and Leah K. Wildenger.- 3. Supporting and Sustaining Transition to Formal Schooling for Children on the Autism Spectrum; Joann M. Migyanka.- 4. Early Literacy: Connections and Disconnections Between Oral Language and Literacy; Susan Hill.- 5. Teacher Outreach to Families Across the Transition to School: An Examination of Teachers' Practices and their Unique Contributions to Children's Early Academic Outcomes; Annemarie H. Hindman, Lori E. Skibbe, and Frederick J. Morrison.- Part Two -Policies and Issues .- 6. Critical Perspectives on Transition to School: Reframing the Debate; Anne Petriwskyj and Susan Grieshaber.- 7. Transition in the Classroom: The Teacher; Margaret King.- 8. Preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten: A Look at Teacher Beliefs; Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Allison Sidle Fuligni, and Lynn A. Karoly.- 9. The School Readiness of Preschoolers from Urban Backgrounds; Regena F. Nelson.- 10. Culture, Health, and School Readiness: An Integrated Approach to Transition; Suzanne M. Winter.- Part Three - International Perspectives .- 11. Reconsidering Readiness: Should the Spotlight be on Children or on Schools?; Nancy K. Freeman and Beth Powers-Costello.- 12. Preparing Young Children for Schools in China: Critical Transitions for Chinese Children; Yaoying Xu.- 13. The Socio-Cultural Contexts of Early Education in Caribbean Societies: A Focus on Transition to Primary School; Jaipaul Roopnarine and James E. Johnson.- 14. Transition to School: Child, Family, and Community-Level Determinants; Magdalena Janus.- 15. Schools as Integrated Hubs for Young Children and Families; Tomoko Arimura, Carl Corter, Janette Pelletier, Zeenat Janmohamed, Sejal Patel, Palmina Ioannone and Saba Mir.- Index.