05 Jan 2022
by Gill Budgell
Early Years with DK
Our reflections on supporting early learning and development
Early years education aims to provide children with high-quality experiences before the age of five and typically includes:
- Communication and language activities;
- Play-based learning;
- Interactive story-book reading;
- Physical and creative activities;
- Collaboration with parents to encourage learning at home.
Recent studies from the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) have provided seven recommendations to support and improve early language and literacy.
The EEF’s research also found evidence highlighting the importance of high-quality early years education in promoting a range of outcomes, especially for children from low-income families. Check out this link to find out more about programmes with promising data being monitored over time.
At DK, we have reflected on these recommendations and developed our new Early Years Collection to tackle the need for high-quality early years resources. Designed to support three- to five-year-olds on every step of their early learning journey, the Collection is built upon the key principles set out in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework 21.
Let’s see how in five simple steps!