Impact of the Early Years Professional Development Programme
This evaluation aims to understand the impact of the Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP). The EYPDP is a DfE-funded professional development programme for early years practitioners delivered by Education Development Trust (EDT) in partnership with Elklan. The programme aims to provide evidence-based professional development support for Early Years Practitioners. The evaluation aims to understand the impact of EYPDP on children’s language and communication skills and the quality of provision in participating early years settings. It also seeks to provide insights into how the programme could be improved. By participating in the evaluation LAs, EYPDP Champions and early years settings will have the opportunity to share their experiences of the programme and provide evidence to inform government investment in the early years in future.
All Local Authorities taking part in the current Phase 1 of the EYPDP (autumn 2019 – spring 2022) are eligible to take part in the evaluation provided they meet the eligibility criteria. These criteria as well as further information about the evaluation are available in the Local Authority Information Sheet.