JET Education Services recently conducted research using ELOM data on the development of executive functioning, which is one of the most significant and earliest predictors of future academic success. We chatted to JET’s ECD Specialist Researcher, Rachel Neville, to discover what they’ve learned and how it can be applied in the early learning sector to give young children a better start in formal schooling.
The Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging (ATKV) wanted to demonstrate the impact of their AbbAsorg early learning programme, but they weren’t sure how to, until they came across the Early Learning Outcomes Measurements (ELOM) tools. We chatted to AbbAsorg manager Jerome Steenkamp about what their ELOM assessments revealed and how they are using the data to drive change for children.
In rural areas children face even more barriers to accessing quality early education. Learn how the Knysna Education Trust, through the Blocks4Growth programme, and assisted by the ELOM tools, is using data to provide support where it is needed most.
Learn how Thanda, a pioneering community organisation in rural KwaZulu-Natal, uses the ELOM tools to measure the impact of their early childhood development programme and use data to drive change.
Earlybird Educare@Work speaks to us about how the ELOM tools are enabling the organisation’s scale-up.
Professor of Linguistics Elizabeth Pretorius is a leading authority on reading. She is part of the team who helped to develop the ELOM early language and literacy assessments, and believes they can play a critical role in creating a brighter future for South African children.
Insights into the workings of the ELOM Teacher Assessment tool for social emotional functioning, as well as an outline of similar tools used in South Africa and abroad.
Liezl Worship, an ECD Programme Manager for the Pebbles Project and a senior ELOM trainer, is on a mission to improve early learning opportunities for children in rural areas. Working with the ELOM tools has shown her how data can drive change at a greater scale.
An outline of the various domains of social-emotional functioning and their impact on children’s academic performance.