Early talk (ET) is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of early years’ practitioners to improve speech language and communication (SLC) outcomes for children 0 to 5 years.
This qualitative evaluation of the ‘I Can’ ET programme looked mainly at children aged 3 to 4 years old.
It provided impartial evidence of how the programme has influenced staff and enhanced their ability to provide high quality speech, language and communication support for pre-school children in children’s centres.
It also explores how the ET programme:
- meets the needs of diverse groups of children
- integrates parent/carer and other perceptions
- integrates perceptions of the accreditation process to identify overlaps and gaps in provision