The EAS Foundation Phase team is offering training to practitioners in non-maintained settings who wish to improve their knowledge and skills relating to early language development. As language is a key determiner of later educational success, supporting early language learning will ensure that all children, regardless of home experience, will become confident capable communicators.
This 3 day course offers opportunities to reflect and engage in language development ~ both typical development and that which is not typical. Sessions are theoretical and practical and will involve participants reflecting on their own practice through observing children at play.
Practitioners will: • Complete a portfolio in order to achieve accreditation • Understand child development particularly in relation to language • Understand the importance of different types of play and their role in developing language • Be confident to plan rich tasks to support early language development • Be confident to use the strategies to plan for early intervention
Learners will: • Access improved provision which meets their individual needs • Be provided with good opportunities to support their early language development • Learn well and make progress from their starting points • Demonstrate positive and enthusiastic attitudes to learning • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding appropriate to their stage of development • Be provided with appropriate learning opportunities to extend and embed skills.