These workshops are intended for parents/carers of children in early years to increase understanding of children’s needs and learn how self-reflection improves parenting practices. The programme provides opportunities for parents to try out engaging activities at home through weekly tasks and to feed back their experiences and learning in the subsequent group sessions.
The programme includes:
- The understanding of child development and attachment theory
- The importance and benefits of play in children’s learning
- How parents can use their cultural heritage and first languages to support their child’s education
- Developing parents’ hopes, dreams and aspirations for their children
COVO works with parents and carers of children in early years education to support their engagement with their children’s learning. We do this through sharing creative skills and by strengthening their knowledge and confidence to support their child’s development outside of nursery and develop positive home-school links.
Our parent engagement courses
|One day course||An introduction for parents and support workers to experience some of the techniques/strategies for engaging with young children while providing a general insight into child development issues.|
|Half term programme||This programme runs for seven weeks and is designed for parents’ groups specific needs.|
|One year partnership||Ongoing parents’ support for children’s centres and schools in the form of short courses and one-to-one support sessions.|