Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an evidence-based classroom program which has proven effective in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence.
Early evaluations of the program's effectiveness are based on the selection of two groups of children: from classrooms participating in ROE and comparison classrooms not participating.
The main goals of evaluation have been to assess any changes in social behaviour of ROE children.
Research project that explored perceptions of staff, service providers and parents in managing and promoting positive behaviour in early years and early primary settings in two local authorities.
Materials designed to lead practitioners and their colleagues create a developmentally appropriate, supportive and stimulating environment in which children can enjoy experimenting with and learning language.
It can be implemented whether children are in early years settings, with a childminder or at home with their parents.
Survey of local authorities to explore their expectations and aspirations for what the legislation might deliver for early childhood education and care in Scotland. Views are presented in the context of the current debate about the importance of investing in provision for young children and their families.
The survey suggests those responsible for providing and commissioning these services in local authorities strongly favour introducing a legal entitlement to integrated early childhood education and care and school age childcare.
Website of organisation that supports parents and carers in their role as their children's first and most important educators.
Short film that has been made by Media Co-Op, for all pre-school support organisations (HomeStart, First Step and Sure Start) who help parents to show what the services offer and can offer to all parents of any background or walk of life. The parents speak about their experience, opportunities and the great support they get from these charity based organisations. Susan Deacon (Member of the Scottish Parliament) was apart of this feature film and will be using this in one of her campaigns.
Video resource produced by the Children's Parliament where Professor Susan Deacon undertakes an exploration of the importance of the early years of children's lives.
Web resource including video on parent champions for childcare.
Report on the concept of parent champions for childcare pilot schemes, examining who these champions might be, how to recruit them, training, activities and remunerations.
Resource that covers 47 topics related to the development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.