Last Updated: Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Early Learning and Childcare and the Scottish Attainment Challenge

What is this?

​This resource comprises two sections:

  • an overview of how early learning and childcare supports the aspirations of the Scottish Attainment Challenge;
  • and, practical guidance on how to improve the vocabulary of young learners.

The resource links to research, practical suggestions and reflection questions.

The presentation titled Early Learning and Childcare and the Scottish Attainment Challenge gives strategic support for leaders and managers in early learning and childcare. The presentation titled Supporting Young Children’s Vocabulary gives practical guidance for practitioners in early learning and childcare.

Who is this for?

The resource will be of particular interest to leaders and practitioners working with young children 0-5 years and their families.

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PPT file: Early learning and childcare and the Scottish Attainment Challenge (4.8 MB)

PPT file: Supporting young children's vocabulary (2.75 MB)

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How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

The resources are in the form of slide show presentations and content is timed automatically. An arrow icon appears in the bottom right-hand corner to indicate that the user should manually move to the next slide.

The presentations can be viewed in whole or in part. Research links have been provided throughout and users are encouraged to make full use of these.

Improvement questions

  • In what ways does your work in ELC support the aspirations of the Scottish Attainment Challenge?
  • In what ways can the poverty-related attainment gap be addressed in ELC?
  • How effective is the approach in your setting to involving parents and carers in reducing the poverty-related attainment gap?