The Early Language and Literacy Developmental Index

04 Quality Education
  • Original Title: The Early Language and Literacy Developmental Index
  • Year: 2023
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Learning & Education
  • Producer: Eric Brace, Mary-Ruth Mendel
  • Country: Australia
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ELLDI (the Early Language and Literacy Development Index) gives parents,
caregivers and educators robust evidence about young children’s early language
and literacy growth and recommends targeted learning strategies.
The digital solution works in real time to assess learning gaps in vulnerable
groups during crucial pre-school years. ELLDI is based on research showing
developmental gaps only deepen over time after school entry. The ELLDI
portal provides parents, caregivers and educators with a child’s early language
and literacy profile, and targets appropriate learning strategies. With
ELLDI they can adjust practices as children grow, and work with health
providers and families to close learning gaps during foundational years.