This is the new website for the Early Childhood Forum (ECF), which brings together national organizations and professional associations in the early childhood sector for all young children from birth to seven. ECF exists to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate differences and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.
News & Events
Save the Children ECF presentation
Charlotte Lynch's presentation to the ECF general meeting on 8 March can be found by clicking on the link below.
Please also see Save the Children's Wonder Words presentation at
Wonder Words is an innovative behaviour change campaign, helping families to talk, sing and play more with their babies and toddlers.
Is Baseline Missing the Bigger Picture?
To see Pam Jarvis's presentation given at the March 2018 meeting of ECF please click on the link below:
CRECs Response to Bold Beginnings report
CREC have serious misgivings about the content of Ofsted’s Bold Beginnings paper (published 29/11/17). We note that this paper ignores and contradicts other recent Ofsted papers which highlight the benefits of a play-based pedagogy and a broad curriculum in the EYFS. We also have concerns that some contentious statements made in the paper, with the intention of influencing policy and practice, may be based on evidence from a very small sample and are unsupported by a robust and rigorous evidence base.
Visit: www.crec.co.uk for the full text.