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Barnardos Finglas Early Years aims to improve child development outcomes for children aged 2 years, 10 months to 5 years in the Finglas area.
Posted on Friday 26 July 2019 in Volunteering
Barnardos Finglas Early Years aims to improve child development outcomes for children aged 2 years, 10 months to 5 years (from the Traveller and Settled Communities) in the Finglas area and maximize the capacity of families to meet children’s needs by offering an Early Years’ Service with targeted support for individual children alongside centre and home-based parenting support programmes, practical support, assessment and referral services for their families. Specific attention is given to those families where, vulnerability, child protection or welfare concerns exist.
The service provides a high quality, evidence-based Early Years Targeted Service called Tús Maith. The Tús Maith Programme is an early year’s care and education programme for children aged 3-5 years with an overall outcome of ensuring that children are ready for school. Tús Maith integrates the High Scope curriculum with the PATHS/REDI programme in order to maximise the developmental outcomes for children.
High Scope is a well-established curriculum which is evidenced to achieve real and lasting outcomes for children including; positive self-esteem, achievement of their developmental and learning potential, improved school readiness, improved and continued engagement with school, and economic independence as adults. Because of the complexity of the presenting needs of the children in our early year’s centres additional supports are required, in particular in relation to social and emotional competency and language and literacy development, therefore PATHS (Preventative Alternative Thinking Strategies) & REDI (Research-based, Developmentally Informed) are added.