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Early language, literacy and mathematics learning: why does it matter and who benefits?

This briefing looks at why the period between birth and five years is such a crucial formative time for a child, setting the trajectory for their school years and beyond. It explains how the benefits of investing in this period are deep and wide – for individuals, as well as for a successful education system, a stronger society, and more efficient public spending.

It also discuss how high quality opportunities for language, literacy and maths learning have been shown to be an essential element of any successful early years programme, and consider how and why language is at the heart of all learning.

Read the briefing here.

(Source: www.wordworks.org.za)

 

Carla GoldsteinEarly language, literacy and mathematics learning: why does it matter and who benefits?