First steps: Supporting quality transitions to early childhood settings in the first 1000 days

RMIT Researchers

  • Professor E Jayne White (Associate Dean of Early Childhood) 
  • Dr Elise Hunkin (Lecturer, early childhood) 

Project Description

Much emphasis is currently being placed on research translation for end-users, such as, through user-friendly resources that are both impactful and relevant. This project translated data from the International Study of Social Emotion Early Transitions (ISSEET) into easy to use and share visual resources. In collaboration with our international partners and a local industry steering committee, we translated the large corpus of visual data into key messages about 'what works' for quality early transitions. These messages formed the basis of a series of videos and infographics for parent and industry end-users that are free to use, print and/or share. The 'First Steps' resource suite will be expanded over time. 

Resource Links


  • ISSEET international team
  • Melbourne steering committee: RMIT Children's Centre, Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority, Nino Early Learning Adventures, Gowrie Victoria


Early childhood transitions

Key Words

Transition, infant, research translation 

Funding Sources

ECP-Translation for Impact fund (RMIT internal)

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