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How Families Connect Works

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Families Connect is an 8 week course provided by the Save The Children charity.  


It focuses on encouraging parents and children to learn together and helps primary carers support their child's learning in three key areas:


  • Literacy and language development
  • Numeracy
  • Emotional development


The programme provides a series of activities, techniques and games that parents and carers can do with their children at home.


Each activity encourages parents and children to spend quality time together by talking about specific topics and reflecting on what they already do to support their children’s learning.


Parents also discuss the science behind the programme’s activities. These informal workshops invite parents to explore new games and approaches that might help them to support their child’s learning at home.


The Impact


In the summer of 2016 Save the Children carried out an evaluation of the impact of Families Connect on 82 families taking part in the programme.   


The findings show a significant increase in the level of parent/school engagement, reported by both parents and teachers.


It also provided details on the ways in which teachers and parents had felt the programme had benefited children’s learning.


If you would like to learn more about the impact of participation in the Families Connect programme you can find the Executive Summary here and the Full Evaluation here.


Families Connect Course at Whitehouse - Autumn Term 2017-2018


Keep an eye on the Weekly Newsletter for the dates of our next "Families Connect" course.