CDI’s ‘Parental Engagement and Relationships’ (PEAR) training supports Early Learning and Care (ELC) practitioners to develop and maintain strong relationships with parents. It is interactive, based on reflective practice and delivered through six 2-hour sessions.
The training and accompanying toolkit are based on CDI’s experience providing effective support to parents through ELC services in Tallaght. It has been designed by:
Managers and practitioners in ELC services and students of childcare / ELC-related courses.
The PEAR training has six modules, each delivered through two-hour sessions:
Module 1: Strengths Based Approach to Parenting
Module 2: Building Relationships
Module 3: Inclusion and Partnership
Module 4: Improving the Home Learning Environment
Module 5: Supporting Transitions (from Home to ELC to Primary School)
Module 6: Support with Childhood Difficulties and Referrals.
The accompanying PEAR toolkit (e-version) will be given free to all participants. The toolkit includes a variety of practical resources and templates. For example: induction forms; parent meeting records; sample parent tip sheets; and a parent satisfaction survey.
Six Wednesdays from September 21st – October 26th 2022.
Module 1- Sept 21st; Module 2 – Sept 28th; Module 3 – Oct 05th; Module 4 – Oct 12th; Module 5 – Oct 19th; Module 6 – Oct 26th.
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm