The Institute of Wellbeing has been selected as a partner to work with the Department for Education (DfE) on a nationwide initiative, which will support parents in creating a home learning environment to improve language and literacy skills in children aged 0-5 years.
The quality of the home learning environment is a key predictor of a child’s early language ability and future success; positive experiences can have lasting and life changing impacts. Early language ability is consistently linked to later outcomes – including school attainment and job prospects.
The home learning environment project (HLE) is part of the Secretary of State’s ambition to halve the number of children starting school without the early communication and language skills they need by 2028. Some of our initiatives to support the HLE project include:
Creating resources that will help to inspire and encourage parents to chat, play and read with their child.
Mobilising citizens in local communities to help raise the awareness of how they can create a rich home learning environment.
Working with businesses that can reach families to help communicate the key messages of the HLE campaign.