Through everyday, fun and engaging experiences reflecting children’s interests, ECAT encourages early language development right from the outset. It extends children’s vocabulary so that before they start school children are confident and skilled communicators.
A crucial element of the ECAT programme is the monitoring of children’s progress against typical stages of speech, language and communication development. It focuses on four key aspects:
- Social communication
For more information on the ECAT scheme, visit their website at www.foundationyears.org.uk/2011/10/every-child-a-talker-guidance-for-early-language-lead-practitioners.