What is ParentChild+?
ParentChild+ is our early learning programme to support families to improve their home learning environment so children are ready for school. Taking a free toy and book each week, Early Learning home visitors model with parents how to play and read with their child. This highly successful programme has been delivered in the USA for over 50 years. Children who have been through this programme:
- are 50% more likely to measure ready for school
- enter school performing 10 months above their chronological age
How does it work?
Our Early Learning Home Visitors visit families for half an hour, twice a week. The programme lasts for 15 months with 92 visits providing 46 free toys and books to each family. We work alongside parents to demonstrate how to increase verbal and non-verbal interactions, develop positive behaviours and encourage early literacy skills. Parents learn how to become their child’s first teacher; children are then ready for school and do well in their education, which sets them up for positive futures.
We are accepting referrals for families where:
- The child is between 18 months and 30 months (2.5 years old) and there is an identified development delay i.e. speech and language, social-emotional delays.
- The family is eligible for, but not taking up the free 2 year nursery offer will be prioritised.
Get in touch
If you are a professional and know a family who would benefit from this programme or are a parent who’d like to know more, get in touch by emailing Rujina, our ParentChild+ Coordinator or call 07712 306861.