Early Years Matters Issue 9 (Autumn 2015)

A few words from Maureen Mallon

An introduction to Early Years Matters 9 from Maureen Mallon, Assistant Director, Children and Families.

Quality improvement matters: Fiona McLeod

Fiona McLeod (Acting Minister for Children and Young People) reading to a young girl

The Acting Minister for Children and Young People, explains why she wants Scotland to be the best place for children to grow up.

Connected colleagues: Glow Early Learning

Headshot of Allie Rankin

Ailie Rankin, Peripatetic Nursery Teacher in Inverclyde, talks about the impact of being a Glow Early Learn member.

Knowing each child as a learner

Boys playing outdoors in sandy area

Following a renewed focus in Argyll and Bute on assessing young children’s learning, Quality Improvement Officer Kathleen Johnston, and Head Teacher, Fiona Johnson explain the impact of local developments.

Environments to inspire: call to action

construction toys

The Leuven Scale of Involvement outlines ten action points that help to set the right environment for children's learning.

Helping children reach their communicative potential

Louise SteelLouise Steel, Speech and Language Therapy Service Lead for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, explains the importance of speech, language and communication to the wellbeing and achievement of positive outcomes for children.

Meeting of minds

EYC team: EYC team - Jenny Carey, Elizabeth MacAulay

Academics Jenny Carey, Joan Martlew, Elizabeth Mcaulay, Eleni Karagiannidou and students from Strathclyde University, School of Education, explain how their learning experiences make a difference to children’s learning and lives.

Noticeboard updates

News from around the early years community.

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