At Harbour Bears Pre-School we participate in the Getting Ready to Learn Early Intervention Programme
The Getting Ready to Learn programme supports preschool education settings, that have DE-funded places, to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning to encourage maximum parental contribution at a crucial time in children’s early brain development. Getting Ready to Learn focusses on raising parent’s awareness of how they can support children’s learning at home through-out the pre-school year. The project has been based on research and evidence from health and education practitioners surveys and workshops with parents. All of the findings concluded that parents would benefit from knowing more about:
- how children develop, including attachment and brain development
- the importance of parent-child relationships for the child’s development and behaviour
- the importance of childhood education and learning
- the importance of healthy lifestyles and diet
Happy Healthy Kids
At Harbour Bears Pre-School we work hard to promote children’s physical development as this contributes not only to good health but good emotional well-being and intellectual development. Children of Pre-School age are recommended to have 2-3 hours of physical activity every day. We run parent sessions where parents are given practical ideas of how to use household items to assist with their child’s development alongside some healthy eating advice. Parents can sign up to receive our home-lending packs that have some exciting physical activity ideas and equipment.
Big Bedtime Read
At Harbour Bears Pre-School we host informal evenings for families to come and share with us in the Big Bedtime Read. Together we enjoy a light supper before settling down in a calming environment to enjoy a bedtime story. Adults will be given information about the benefits of a good bedtime routine and reading experiences. You can also sign up to our home-lending packs which contain ten books for you to enjoy with your children.