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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Don't miss the chance to attend our vital masterclasses on the theme of supporting disadvantaged children and 'closing the gap' on 3 and 4 February.

The two half-day Masterclasses are being led by an inspirational mix of highly-renowned early years experts and are an unrivalled opportunity to hear and learn from the most knowledgeable people in the field.

On Friday 3 February, Professors C Cybele Raver and Clancy Blair from New York University, world leading researchers in child development, will be presenting 'closing the gap three to five: self-regulation', along with Dr Julian Grenier.

They will examine different aspects of children's brains and the path to self-regulation, such as the emergence of executive function and its links to our dispositions and attitudes to learning, and the case for play-based pedagogy in helping develop self-regulation. Professor Raver will also look at self-regulation and the home environment drawing on lessons from the Chicago School Readiness Project.

Dr Grenier will then talk about self-regulation and its implications for best practice in the EYFS.

The Masterclass will run from 9.30-12.30.

Birth to three

On Saturday, Dr Danielle Matthews, Penny Tassoni and Alice Sharp are the highly-acclaimed team leading 'Closing the gap birth to three: language development'.

Dr Matthews will present the latest research findings about language development, language delay and links to socio-economic status, plus a session on contingent talk; Penny Tassoni will look at enriching language and experience across the curriculum; and Alice Sharp will talk about early language and the foundations of literacy.

This Masterclass is from 9.30-12.30 on 4 February.

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