Children learn so
much in their early years – discovering through play, starting to speak and
Yet today in
Scotland, children growing up in poverty are twice as likely as those from
better off households to have difficulties with their early language
Many of them will find it hard to
catch up, making school difficult and harming their future life chances.
We’re calling on the
Scottish government to invest in children’s early years. This means giving more
support to parents, and making sure staff have what they need to deliver
world-class early learning and childcare.
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Why it's so important
Every child deserves the best start in life.
But today in Scotland, too many children aren’t getting the support they need
skills are the essential building blocks that children need to understand the
world around them and go on to fulfil their potential.
Parents know how important these years are,
but they need the right support to help their children learn at home.
And we know that high quality early
learning and childcare makes a big difference to children’s early learning too,
particularly for the poorest children. An early years teacher in every nursery,
supporting a team of caring and skilled staff, could transform children’s early
We’re calling for the Scottish
government to invest in children’s early years by supporting parents and making
sure staff can deliver world-class early learning and childcare.
Join our campaign to improve childhoods
today and boost children’s prospects for the future.
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