Taking a developmental approach to Emerging Literacy in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC)

The Early Learning and Childcare Toolkit can be used to support professional learning and development in taking a developmental approach to Emerging Literacy in Early Learning and Childcare settings. Click on each of the sections below to access training videos and materials.

The What does Emerging Literacy Look Like in ELC? document is a starting point for Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) practitioners and managers in planning for and auditing their quality adult/child interactions and their quality learning environment. This can be used alongside the videos and materials below to support settings in developing their adult/child interactions through the Words Up Early Key Messages, and their quality learning environment through concepts of print, oral language, phonological awareness and pre-handwriting.

CLICK HERE – Words Up Early Key Messages Training and Monitoring Tool

The Early Level Environment Guidance sits as part of the Early Level Literacy and English Progression Framework and can be used by practitioners in ELC settings and Primary 1 classrooms to support the auditing of and planning for the Early Level environment. This can be used alongside the professional learning videos and resources below on concepts of print, oral language, phonological awareness and pre-handwriting in ELC.

CLICK HERE – Concepts of Print in ELC

CLICK HERE – Oral Language in ELC

CLICK HERE – Phonological Awareness in ELC

CLICK HERE – Pre-Handwriting in ELC