Early Language Development

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) – in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) – is commissioning a review of the current evidence about early language development. The review will assess current needs and provision, and identify the most promising approaches and programmes that can support children’s language development from 0–5 years, with a particular focus on children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We are seeking proposals from research teams able to complete this review by December 2016.

This review is intended to identify priorities for improving practice, and inform a possible new funding round to evaluate projects with the greatest potential to improve children’s life chances and reduce inequalities in outcomes.