SUPPORT IN THE HOME LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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Support

We train professionals to: work one-to-one with families to build attachment and positive parenting behaviours; strengthen parent-child interaction within the Early Home Learning Environment; support school readiness.

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Vision

All children will learn, grow and develop to realise their full potential.

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Mission

Parents as First Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning, and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.


CORE VALUES

  • Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.

  • The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school life.

  • Established and emerging research findings should be the foundation of parent education and family support, curricula, training, materials and services.

  • All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic, or economic considerations.

  • An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.

  • Our goal is to provide leadership, education and support for the implementation of high-quality programmes that enable parents to become their children’s best first teachers.


APPROACH

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The Parents as First Teachers approach is to partner, facilitate and reflect. We do this at every level of our organisation, from a parent educator visiting a family in their home, all the way to the work of the international centre.