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Every Child a Talker (ECaT)

Date: September 10, 2013 Author: admin Categories: Hardmoor

We want to tell you all about ECaT ( Every child a talker).

ECaT  is a national programme which was set up by the government (The National Strategies) which highlights the importance of speech language and communication in early years. The aims are to :

  • Raise children’s achievement in early language
  • Improve practitioners skills and to raise the quality of teaching.
  • Increase parental understanding and involvement in children’s language.

As a setting, Hardmoor has recognised the importance of ECaT and are currently working towards meeting these aims.

How does ECaT work within our setting?

Every term we assess the children using an ECaT audit. Those children who may need some additional support, participate in extra small group activities. These activities are led by one of our special needs practitioners (Natalie). They are planned to be fun and enjoyable for the children, with a focus on developing their speech, language and communication skills.

For parents and carers we have placed ‘handy tips’ around the centre, and also a display board in the ‘parents room’ for you to look at, read and gain ideas.

Please look out for all the ECaT information around the centre, and try out the tips for yourselves.

For any further information you may require, or if you feel your child should be involved please speak to your key worker or Natalie.

 

Useful websites:

www.ican.org.uk

www.foundationyears.org.uk/…/every-child-a-talker-guidance-for-early