Early language and literacy skills are basis of all future learning in schools. If these are not developed well in early years, children will not be able to catch up in later grades with school texts becoming more dense and abstract. Therefore, strengthening teaching-learning for developing early literacy skills among students is crucial. The Language and Learning Foundation (LLF) was formed in 2015 with the aim of developing and implementing a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, teacher educators and other stakeholders in the area of early grade student learning with a specific focus on language and literacy.
Our vision is that all children will have strong foundational skills and abilities of language and literacy, thinking and reasoning in their home and additional languages. Based on this strong foundation, all children will learn and grow to their full potential.
By 2024, influence classroom practices of 8,00,000 teachers and teacher educators in collaboration with State Governments. This will potentially improve the learning outcomes of 3 crores children by 2024. This is almost 46% of all children in grades 1 – 3 in government schools who are at the risk of not learning foundational skills.