Foundational (0-3 years)
This evidence-informed and research-based curriculum was developed to equip family and professional educators with information to identify and build on family strengths, capabilities, and skills and to foster family protective factors. It features family-friendly activities and resources that engage parents in their children’s learning and development and inform their decisions around everything from nutrition to discipline to health.
Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens the following content areas:
- Child Development
- Parenting Behaviours
- Parent-Child Interaction
- Development-Centred Parenting
- Family Well-Being
The online publishing format allows content to be revised regularly, so that the content keeps up with advances in research, new scientific insights, and updated safety recommendations.
The Foundational Curriculum supports expected outcomes in both Parents as Teachers model affiliate programs and in other settings. It does this by:
Helping parents understand what comes next in the progression of development so they can provide support for all four developmental domains (language, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor) as well as their child’s approaches to learning.
Providing up-to-date information that enhances parent educators’ knowledge base and guides their role with families, including on sensitive topics such as maternal depression, substance use, mental health, domestic violence, developmental delays, and exposure to neurotoxins.
Offering easy-to-read handouts designed to reinforce parents’ learning between personal visits, on topics ranging from play to sleep to nutrition to family relationships.
Suggesting more than 250 activities that explore parent-child interaction in the context of children’s growth and development.
Ongoing access to the Foundational Curriculum is contingent upon annual renewals.
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