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Early Start

Planning for your child's literacy and numeracy growth across Prep - Year 2

The Early Start resource kits for teachers (DETE employees only) were launched in Term 1, 2014.

The kits support teachers as they administer Early Start, a set of optional literacy and numeracy materials for Prep-Year 2 students.

Teachers administer Early Start in short student interviews at four points in time - On-entry to Prep, End of Prep, End of Year 1 and End of Year 2. With the information gathered from the Early Start tasks decisions can then be made about teaching to meet your child's literacy and numeracy learning needs.

Following the trial of the Early Start tasks in 2013 and 2014, all schools will be able to administer the materials with their students from 2015. The End of Year 1 and End of Year 2 materials will be available later in 2015.

Information for parents

Early Start Frequently asked questions for parents Adobe PDF document261K (word version Microsoft® Word document268K)

Early Start Fact sheet for parents Adobe PDF document257K (word version Microsoft® Word document260K)

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