3a is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five. Research has shown that 3a delivers enhanced educational outcomes by enriching and enhancing educator practice – both before and after a child starts school.
The approach consists of only four elements
3a is a set of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies for early childhood educators and parents to use with children from birth to five. The Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of 3a strategy Australia-wide and offers specialist 3a training.
A commitment to make every experience an opportunity for talking, listening, and learning language. (PDF 2.2MB)
200 experiences or games played between an adult and one or two children. (PDF 2.6MB)
Individual and pair reading that emphasises back and forth communication. (PDF 2.8MB)
Intentionally adding educational content to the daily, repeated routines of care. (PDF 1.9MB)