The Education Endowment Fund have developed an early years toolkit to support evidence-based approaches to early years practice. This covers 12 strands, which summarise the research from 1,660 different studies on approaches such as parental engagement, digital technology and play-based learning.
Like the teaching and learning toolkit, the early years toolkit aims to support early years professionals and providers to make informed choices and adopt a more evidence-based approach. The evidence it contains is intended as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, professional judgement, and provides no guaranteed solutions or quick fixes. EEF hope that it will soon become a popular starting point for evidence-informed decision-making in the early years.
The toolkit can be found here.
Page Published: 12/03/2015