Better Start Literacy Approach

The Better Start Literacy Approach|Te Ara Reo Matatini is an evidence-based classroom programme to support early literacy success for all young learners.

Literacy Online Courses

Microcredentials - Course options are available for schools or specialists wishing to implement Better Start Literacy Approach in their school or cluster. Explore our courses and enrolment options

MOOCs - UC offers a free research-to-practice learning experience for professionals and parents interested in the reading development of young children. In the course A Better Start to Reading you will learn how to prevent reading problems in children and how to use the shared book reading context in the most effective way to support children’s early reading development.

Better Start Literacy Resources

Explore our educator and family|whānau resources.

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Latest Better Start Literacy Approach National Implementation Impact Report on the Social Value return on Investment for the Better start Literacy approach.


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Better Start Litaracy Approach