PenCLAHRC has been working with Save the Children to create a UK network of ‘Early Learning Communities’. The PenCLAHRC team will synthesise and evaluate current evidence and practices for supporting children’s early learning in poverty and find the most effective ways to promote it through interventions, policy and practices. This will allow the team to identify strengths and weaknesses, and priorities for change. Using this information from the evidence review and consolation, PenCLAHRC will work with Save the Children and four Early Learning Communities to co-produce a toolkit for achieving while system change.
This early year’s toolkit will be used by Save the Children staff and their partners as a tool to guide strategy and activity in these communities, and to bring about improvements to local early learning systems. This project feeds into the wider goal of Save the Children UK, who aim to improve the quality of children’s early years, and reduce the gap in early learning between children growing up in poverty and their better-off peers.
Read more about the project here.