Parents and Children Together (PACT)

Victoria Menzies, Helen Cramman, Paivi Eerola, Jess Hugill-Jones, Nasima Akhter, Jochen Einbeck

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The Parent and Children Together (PACT) programme is an early language teaching programme delivered by parents or carers to their pre-school child in the year before they start school. The overall aim of the PACT programme is to improve pre-school children’s language development by increasing the frequency and quality of parent/carer-child interaction and communication through the use of specific programme activities.

PACT provides content for 150 home-based language teaching sessions using storybooks where it is expected parents/​carers deliver a 20 – 25 minute session, 5 days a week, for 30 weeks. Parents/​carers receive a 2‑hour training session to deliver the programme to their child and a lead contact for the nursery (PACT Lead) receives a 5‑hour training session to support parents.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEducation Endowment Foundation
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022

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