Launch event of Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families

Launch event details

The launch event of the national guidance and multimedia resource, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families was broadcast live from the Learning and Teaching Scotland offices in Glasgow on 8 December 2010.

Mr Adam Ingram, Scottish Government Minister for Children and Early Years, provided a statement in support of the resource which was introduced and read by Anne Jardine, Director, Learning and Community, Learning and Teaching Scotland, on the day of the launch event.

Keynote speakers commending the new resource and its relevance for the early years community were:

  • Jean Carwood-Edwards, Programme Director (Acting), LTS
  • Emeritus Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop, University of Strathclyde
  • Alan Sinclair, Fellow of The Work Foundation
  • Ronnie Hill, Director of Children’s Services Regulation Care Commission
  • Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Health Research and Policy.

Presentations from the launch event

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Video 1 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Jean Carwood Edwards, Programme Director, Learning and Teaching Scotland

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Jean Carwood Edwards, Programme Director, Learning and Teaching Scotland, speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. Jean introduces the format for the launch event as well as giving an overview of the key sections of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance.

Video 2 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Anne Jardine, Director, Learning and Community, Learning and Teaching Scotland

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Anne Jardine, Director, Learning and Community, Learning and Teaching Scotland speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. In this video, Anne reads the address from Mr Adam Ingram, Minister for Children and Early Years. Unfortunately Mr Ingram could not attend the event due to adverse weather conditions.

Video 3 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Emeritus Professor within Childhood and Primary Studies at the University of Strathclyde

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Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Emeritus Professor within Childhood and Primary Studies at the University of Strathclyde, speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. Professor Dunlop discusses the ‘Critical Early Years’, exploring the various factors that affect very young children’s learning and development.

Video 4 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Alan Sinclair, economist and fellow with the Work Foundation

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Alan Sinclair, an economist and fellow with the Work Foundation, speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. Mr Sinclair welcomed the launch of the guidance and multimedia resource and the role it will play in raising the profile of pre-birth to three nationally. He explores the reasons behind the importance of ensuring a higher level of investment in early years funding.

Video 5 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Ronnie Hill, Former Director of Children’s Services Regulation Care Commission

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Ronnie Hill, Former Director of Children’s Services Regulation Care Commission speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. Ronnie gave an update of the findings from recent Care Commission inspections as well as outlining how the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance supports practice and emphasises the key focus of relationships with children and families.

Video 6 - Pre-Birth to Three launch - Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Health Research and Policy

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Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Health Research and Policy speaking at the launch of the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families held in December 2010. Professor Frank outlined the key public health problems in Scotland and how early life experiences can impact on our future health and development. He commended the National Pre-Birth to Three Guidance and Multimedia Resource and how it is clearly embedded in research.

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