The Early Years Collaborative began in October 2012 with its first learning session involving over 750 people from across early years services. There have now been seven EYC focused learning sessions and November 2015 saw the first joint EYC and Raising Attainment for All learning session. This was a significant step towards bringing the two improvement programmes together, recognising that local teams are already aligning their improvement work.
The learning sessions present an opportunity for early years practitioners across Community Planning Partnerships and National Partners to share their learning about quality improvement in practice. The real improvement work goes on away from learning sessions where practitioners test, measure, implement and spread evidence based early interventions that are proven to work.
The Scottish Government wants all practitioners, decision makers and leaders to be involved in making the changes and improvements to achieve our stretch aims, increase life chances for children and families and make Scotland the best place to grow up.