All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘early language development programme’

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Learning from you, learning from me!

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence, explores the importance of joint working so that everyone working with children and young people knows about speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Picture a large glass jar filled with water, and a spot of coloured dye being dropped into it. Watch the colour spread throughout the water, gradually colouring all of the …

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Introducing I CAN’s 2014/15 Impact Report from Virginia Beardshaw CBE, I CAN CEO

September is Annual General Meeting season.  At I CAN’s 127th AGM on the 23rd my job as CEO was to introduce Trustees and Friends of the charity to our 2014/15 Impact Report. It is definitely our most vibrant and visually appealing one yet. This year we organised the report against our against our strategic objectives, so we can see clearly …

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Blog from our CEO: New government set on extending its free childcare offer.

Blog by I CAN’s CEO, Virginia Beardshaw. There’s been lots of focus on children’s early years pre and post election. The new government is set on extending its free childcare offer for poor families, as a way of getting more parents into work. This is a key plank of the new government’s policy for addressing poverty and disadvantage. So far …

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I CAN’s Early Talk and the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

As a legacy of the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) project, I CAN has reintroduced two training courses for early years professionals. The reintroduction is timely in light of the EYPP. The two courses which now fall under the Early Talk training umbrella are namely  Working with Under 3s and Working with Parents. The courses separately address issues faced by …

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Giving children the best start in life: celebrating the Early Language Development Programme (ELDP). By Virginia Beardshaw CEO

This month marked a real high point for I CAN, as we celebrated the success of our Department for Education-funded Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) with a special seminar at the Office of Public Management. The ELDP is a national training programme that increases awareness, knowledge and confidence amongst the early years workforce supporting children’s speech, language and communication development …

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