Early Years Educators Celebrate Graduation from Preparing for Life Programme

Early Years Educators from Bunratty Community Childcare, Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service (Jigsaw), Doras Buí, Edenmore Early Education Centre, Kilbarrack Foxfield Preschool, Moatview Early Education Centre and Bonnybrook Early Education were invited to their graduation from Preparing for Life’s Building Big Futures programme in Coolock Library on Wednesday 5th June.

Building Big Futures is a professional development programme created to support community Early Years (EY) settings across the Northside Partnership catchment area.

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Belcamp – Darndale – Moatview Community Fair 2024 Announced

Residents of Belcamp, Darndale & Moatview are looking forward to a vibrant Community Fair on Wednesday 15th May 2024. 

Running from 12.00 to 4.00pm at The Darndale Belcamp Village Centre campus, this event will showcase local services, supports and opportunities within the community. The Community Fair is organised by Northside Partnership’s Empowering Communities team in collaboration with the Darndale Belcamp Village Centre.  

“We are really excited to bring together residents of Darndale,

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Preparing For Life Early Years’ Storytime on Near FM
Stacy Hevey, Early Years Mentor & Programme Officer with Preparing for Life Early Years Education team, spoke to Donie Tarrant on Near FM about Storytime, a programme that encourages families to read more books with their children. Storytime is a collaboration between Preparing for Life Early Years Education, Marino Institute of Education and Coolock Library. Reading and talking about books together encourages the child’s development and supports the relationship between child and caregiver. The programme runs twice a year with local Early Years Services and primary schools who recruit 60 families.
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Preparing for Life 2023 Review


PFL Home Visiting is a comprehensive, evidence based, early intervention and school readiness programme for families in Darndale, Kilmore, Priorswood and is now also available in Belmayne and Clongriffin.  Beginning in pregnancy, and continuing until the child enters school at age 5, the programme provides high quality information for parents on all aspects of child development and parenting.  The programmes is tailored to each family with the Home Visitor responding to the particular needs and experiences of families through a strengths based,

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U.S. Government Validates Preparing for Life Home Visiting Programme

The United States Department of Health & Human Services has officially recognised Preparing for Life’s Home Visiting programme by including it in the “Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness” (HomVEE) list.  Preparing for Life (PFL), a Northside Partnership initiative, is a prevention and early intervention program serving families living in Darndale, Dublin 17. Following an exacting review process, the US government has now decided that PFL meets the high standards for programmes serving children and families and is has been proven to have a significant,

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