Interactions forge deeper learning

A speech pathologist has provided IGS Early Learning Centre staff with additional insights on links between speech and literacy.

“This year our Early Learning program successfully applied to the Inclusion Development Fund (Commonwealth funding) for Innovative Solutions support,” said Head of School Early Learning Sarah Herbert.

“The grant has funded our program to engage in innovative and deeper learning focussing on high quality interactions and the meaningful inclusion of all children in Early Learning – one of our Centre goals this year.

“On the IGS Professional Learning day this week, our Early Learning staff participated in the third professional learning session in this project, with a highly experienced Speech Pathologist from Plumtree facilitating the session.

“The session focussed on promoting children’s learning through everyday transitions. Staff also focussed on extension of children’s vocabularies, as well as the role of oral language in supporting literacy.

“Many practical strategies were shared and practised during the session and we look forward to putting our deeper knowledge into practice with you children this term!”