Preparing for Life is a prevention and early intervention project based in north Dublin.
It works to improve children’s lives by supporting parents, early years practitioners and teachers to use proven approaches to help children achieve their full potential.
It works with families, health services, pre-schools and schools from pregnancy through childhood.
Preparing for Life is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Atlantic Philanthropies under the Area Based Childhood Programme.
- Mentoring in the home to equip parents with the knowledge and skills to help their children develop.
- Positive parenting courses for parents of children aged two and over.
- Support for early years settings to achieve Síolta accreditation.
Together with the UCD Geary Institute, we have followed the journey of these families to evaluate if our programme improves children’s school readiness and to understand the factors that make our work successful.The learning from this research phase will inform our work under the Area Based Childhood Programme. To read more about the Preparing for Life Phase I research, please click here.
- A home visitation and mentoring programme to equip parents with the knowledge and skills they need to help their child develop.
- Delivery of Triple P positive parenting courses.
- Support for the delivery of antenatal care & education in the community.
- A quality support programme for our partner early childhood settings.
- Coaching in speech & language development for our partner early childhood settings.
- An early years to school transition programme.
- Coaching for teachers in our partner primary schools in literacy, play and self-regulation programmes.
For more information, please visit www.preparingforlife.ie