The Learning Together Programme aims to help parents and carers to:
value and extend learning opportunities in everyday life
improve the quality of the Home Learning Environment
develop secure attachment relationships with their babies and children
gain credit-rated qualification units based on supporting their child's learning and development.
By supporting parents/carers, the programme aims to improve children’s:
personal, social and emotional development
communication and language
early literacy development
early numeracy development
health and physical development.
how the programme supports practitioners, parents and carers with children’s learning
Our evidence-based Learning Together Programme values and extends what parents/carers already do. Using the ORIM framework (Opportunities, Recognition, Interaction, Modelling), it helps strengthen adult-child relationships, building children’s self-esteem and emotional self-regulation. The Programme offers information and activities that practitioners can share with parents/carers and their children, based on five main strands of children’s development. Follow the links to see examples of topics that practitioners share, or download a one-page Strand map showing all 74 topics.
formal recognition of parents'/carers' learning - parent qualifications
Credit-rated units for parents and carers are embedded within the programme, to recognise the learning that takes place within the sessions. This is based on what parents/carers already do to support their child’s development, and how they have put into practice the knowledge gained whilst taking part in the Programme. This builds parental capacity and ‘learner identity’ which research shows makes further progression and employability much more likely.
peep antenatal programme
Learning Together’s sister programme, the Peep Antenatal Programme(previously known as reflective parenting) supports strong parent-baby bonding and attachment relationships beginning in pregnancy.