Recommendations

ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education:

  • review the information and expectations for literacy teaching and learning available to the early childhood sector
  • provide services and schools with guidance on what constitutes high quality literacy teaching and learning in the early years (ages 0-5), and the factors that determine successful transitions
  • resource targeted professional learning and development to improve early literacy teaching and learning.

ERO recommends that services:

  • review their shared understanding of literacy teaching and learning
  • undertake meaningful self review of literacy teaching and learning to evaluate outcomes for children resulting from their practices and to promote ongoing improvements in their programme.