Build Communication, Build Language, Build Literacy. Together, building the Early Years Workforce for tomorrow.
With research telling us that children with vocabulary difficulties at age 5 are 3 times more likely to have mental health problems when they becomes adults and 2 times as likely to be unemployed as adults, the need to take action to address the communication and language gap is vital. And the actions we need to take are everybody's responsibility! The 2020 EY Workforce Conference seizes the opportunity for a range of professionals to work together to develop a shared knowledge and understanding and to build language and literacy in the city for all of our children in the EYFS.
We warmly welcome Tamsin Grimmer, our keynote and workshop presenter from Early Education Associates to Portsmouth. Tamsin will delight and inspire us with her expertise and set the context for developing a consistent team approach to support young children's communication and language skills. Delegates will be able to select two workshops to attend during the day, with themes on the home learning environment and how to engage parents in their children's learning, how to target speech, language and communication needs and how children can be Ready for Reading an exploration of the links between language and literacy.