Listed you will find a collection of the supporting evidence and reports that shaped the development of the Proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy.
The Proposed National Early Language and Literacy Strategy sets out the scale of the issue; describes what is happening on the ground, in different communities, and puts forward a framework for action. It is condensed into four essential priority areas – family support within communities; early education and transitions; specialist support, and knowledge production and dissemination.
The story of Billy, 2021
The story of Elena, 2021
A review by the Murdoch Children’s Research Centre reviewing the evidence for supporting children’s early language and literacy development.
The National Early Language and Literacy Coalition (NELLC) provides a policy brief calling for a national strategy to be developed. Although the importance of early language and literacy is acknowledged in a number of Australian policies and frameworks, there is a lack of strategic national focus on lifting levels of language and literacy in the early years. This policy brief outlines the need and benefits of a proposed national strategy for early language and literacy.
An analysis was conducted of the international evidence for improving language and literacy skills for children five years or younger. A snapshot of current initiatives in Australia targeting early language and literacy is also included.
An analysis of peer-reviewed literature on the effectiveness of a range of different approaches and interventions undertaken among children aged 0 to 5 years to improve their early language and literacy skills. This paper focuses on the following groups: a) Disadvantaged communities and families identified through socio-economic status b) Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families and c) Indigenous and First Nations families and communities.
The discussion paper outlines the objectives and priorities of a National Early Language and Literacy Strategy, summarises the recent evidence reviews, and provides Australian and International examples of existing strategies, standards and initiatives regarding early language and literacy.