‘Parental and family engagement is a key factor in helping all children achieve the highest standards whilst reducing inequity and closing the attainment gap.’
The Peep Learning Together programme promotes the vision of the Framework to:
- Promote excellence through raising attainment by working with parents and children to improve the home learning environment. Five independent studies by Oxford and Warwick University show that Peep helps children develop strong foundation for literacy and self-esteem.
- Achieve equity by increasing the confidence, knowledge and ability of parents to support their child’s early learning and development and engage with nursery and school.
Parental Engagement is one of the key drivers in promoting educational excellence and equity. In relation to the Peep Learning Together Programme supports the:
- Development of Family Learning Programmes in all Challenge areas by end 2017 and all areas by 2018. The Learning Together Programme is an evidenced and established early intervention/prevention family learning programmes which can be used with children aged five and under and their parents/carers.
- Delivery of family support and parent employability at or via the Early Learning and Child Care setting by working with local partners to deliver the Peep Learning Together Programme with integrated SCQF credit-rated units, the Peep Progression Pathway. There are established further education pathways with a number of FE Colleges across Scotland.
- Equity of access to national campaigns and gifting programmes by working with parents to increase their confidence and ability to share these resources with their children.