ECSDN Professional Issues
ECSDN engages with initiatives in the professional development of those involved with working in the early years. Seeking to ensure that Early Childhood Studies degrees are preparing graduates appropriately for the future and also to influence the sector so that settings so that they are more likely to be seeking the latest thinking on early childhood.
Examples of this include:
ECSDN regularly reviews the subject bench marks with the Quality Assessment Authority to make sure they are inline with sector requirements and the latest thinking on early childhood
ECSDN works with the DFE to maintain the recognition of Early Childhood Studies Graduates with practitioners options as qualified practitioners.
ECSDN has worked with the Early Years sector on Apprenticeship pathways
EYFS / Early Years Assessments
ECSDN advocate of issues related to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Years Assessments, seeking to align policy with the research and thinking promoting the best outcomes for children.
First 1,000 Days
ECDN supports the first 1000 days as many ECS graduates are involved in family support and care for the children under the age of three.