Report presenting the findings of a follow-up study to support the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence/Social Care Institute for Excellence guidance on parenting programmes. It also provides some background to the study and reviews what is already known about the factors which increase the likelihood of uptake and completion of parenting programmes.
parental skills training
Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.
Document describing workshops aimed at improving parents skills and confidence in the art of storytelling.
Document describing a project in which a team of early learning mentors was created to work with a carefully selected group of potentially under-achieving boys and their parents from a wide range of settings. The work focused on supporting the boys' communication and emotional and social development.
Document describing a project entitled "Me and My Dad" which aimed to increase fathers' involvement in their children's learning and outlining the nature, philosophy and positive impact of the project as well as the generic lessons learned about parental involvement, project design and execution.
Document describing a project which focused on ways in which to involve fathers more with their children's early learning. Evaluation evidence showed significant gains for parents, children and practitioners.
Document describing a five-day 'Way We Learn' course aimed at parents from disadvantaged communities. The course involved a variety of exercises intended to make parents more attuned to their children's cognitive processes.
Document describing a project trialing the use of parent champions working alongside early years practitioners to showcase various early years resources and activities to groups of parents.
Document describing a project which afforded parents, children and practitioners opportunities to experience, explore and evaluate heuristic play.
Report giving advice on how to ensure all parents are able to access parent education programmes. It also examines the take-up of parenting programmes and potential barriers to access.