Below are links to useful parent resources, information and supports.
Let’s Get Ready
The Let’s Get Ready website focuses on children preparing to attend preschool or primary school for the first time from this September. Let’s Get Ready includes guidance for parents on practical steps they can take to support their children over the coming months and tips on what children and parents can expect on their transition to preschool and primary school. The website will be updated regularly over the coming months, with new material added as it becomes available.
The website can be found here.
Transition Supports for Parents
Beginning preschool or primary school is an important and exciting time for children and their families. NCCA has resources for parents to support their child as they get ready to begin preschool or primary school.
Mo Scéal: Beginning Preschool 2021 and Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary school 2021 help parents & guardians to share useful information about their child’s learning and development with the preschool or junior infants’ teacher.
One Family: Join the Conversation for Parents Establishing Routines in the Early Years (0-6)
During Covid-19 parents of younger children may have been isolated so these informal workshop sessions offer parents an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and gain some invaluable peer support.
Parents and children grow and develop when good routines are in place in our family life. Young children thrive on routines. Like adults, children need a daily routine to know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. Creating a routine for your young child will have many benefits for their growth and development.
Join the Conversation with One Family on 9 June as Early Years Mentor Jelena Simic from the Northside Partnership joins the conversation to talk about the importance of routines in the early years with Ciara Cox, One Family’s Early Years Family Support Worker.
See link below for more information:
One Family: Join the Conversation
Parents eLearning: Relationships are Key
Tusla has launched a new eLearning course to support parents and carers to form stronger and more positive relationships with their young children.
‘Relationships are Key’ offers reassurance and guidance for parents of young children across seven modules. Each module focuses on a key relationship element and parents are invited to work through each piece of the course in their own time and at their own pace. Each module also contains a number of resources, videos and links for parents to explore further.
Click here to register.
First 5: Children Needing Additional Support
The First 5 Preschool at Home Hub has a dedicated section with resources for children needing additional support. All the information and activities on the Preschool at Home Hub are for all children in the under 6 age range.
Children develop at their own pace and not all children hit typical milestones at the same time. Included here are a range of activities and information prepared by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) supporting children’s development. The NCSE website also has a wide range of resources for parents to support the development of young children with special educational needs.
Click here to view the webpage.