Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.5: Develop emergent literacy skills of children
Learning outcome: Be able to review how planned activities support emergent literacy
Assessment criteria: Make recommendations for meeting children’s individual literacy needs
Early Years practitioners must be able to make recommendations for meeting children’s individual literacy needs. This supports each child in practising and mastering skills in a way that is tailored to their unique needs.
Practitioners can do this by working with and observing children on a day-to-day basis and record-keeping. Over time, the practitioner will build up a picture of each child’s unique needs and be able to identify what may be needed to support their learning.
Sometimes, this can mean providing opportunities to engage in activities that the child enjoys so that they are able to practice them. And sometimes, adult intervention may be needed to introduce new concepts that can take the child to the next level of learning.