Most practitioners have received little training on the Progress Check, and this is an area of real concern within practice.
Chapter 3: Communication and Language Development
Communication and Language Development
Communication and language lie at the heart of young children's development and lay the foundations for much of their future learning. It is inextricably linked with children's social and emotional development, making friends and sharing in group activities, and also in learning how to behave. So much depends also on being able to understand as well as to be understood in order to access play and wider learning opportunities which form the basis for later literacy and other skills.
This age is seen as a window of opportunity, a time between infancy ...