As an association, we embrace a breadth of theoretical perspectives of literacy and promote broad and balanced approaches to early literacy education. From birth, young children are immersed in the diverse range of communicative practices of their homes and communities, often including those that are print based and digital.
As children enter education settings, Early Years teachers and practitioners support young children’s journeys into literacy by building on what they bring to their early education experiences and what they already know and can do.
Early literacy education is, in part, about mastery of the alphabetic code. More so, it involves recognition of the playful, exploratory ways in which children creatively and imaginatively incorporate literacy into their experiences and communicative repertoires.
The Early Years in Education Special Interest Group is a forum providing a strong collective voice to develop and promote research-informed practice in early literacy pedagogy.