Research

Early Words Together at Two - evaluation report

Added 13 Jun 2018

Early Words Together at Two aims to improve the home learning environment of two-year olds in disadvantaged areas by improving how settings and practitioners support the most vulnerable families. We evaluated the programme using both quantitative and qualitative methods in order to assess impact on the practice of settings and practitioners, and on home learning behaviours of parents and children.

Key findings include:

  • 77.3% of parents say they are more confident than before in sharing books and stories with their child
  • 74.3% say they talk with their child more often
  • 84% say they now better understand how important it is for them to talk with their child
  • A statistically significant increase in children’s interest in books, rhymes, and mark-making
  • The percentage of practitioners feeling very confident to support parents has increased from 21.28% to 53.57%

The report also presents practitioners’ feedback and advice on the project, as well as quotes describing their professional development journey.