Friday, 15 August 2014

Building Strong Foundations

Over the last wee while I have been thinking about our Head Start programme and how it relates to building a house.  Each week we focus on a specific foundational skill that helps your child build their developmental skills at an age appropriate level (this week we were looking at Directionality).  This helps our children begin to build a strong foundation for all their present and future learning.

When you are building a house, if you don’t do the ground work and get the foundation strong, solid and supportive, then the rest of the house is going to look like the crooked mans house.
Our children will have  teachers, mentors and people who will influence them over their growing up and education, each one an important link in their chain of learning and development.  If a firm foundation has been laid early in their development then the next level of learning can easily be laid without fear of a downfall, and I believe they will have success in their learning.
With a strong foundation it is easier for our children to manage change and cope with difficult learning tasks.  In the same way we can choose to move a wall or change a  paint colour in a house we enhance what was first built on that foundation, and so at Head Start we want to help you build that strong foundation for your child.
We look forward to seeing you all next week at our Head Start headquarters to continue the building.
From the Head Start Team

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