Membership

Reach Up's main goal is to increase the capacity of implementing agencies to deliver effective parenting programs for children up to age 3 years.

The resources needed to implement the Reach Up programme include human resources (community workers, supervisors, agency leads), material resources (manuals: adaptation and planning, training manual, curricula, toy manual, supervisor guidelines) and play materials (recyclable materials: plastic bottles, cardboard boxes). Further details will be provided to the implementing organization once the registration process is completed.

Access to the Reach Up materials requires registration process using the form found on the website. After registration a member of the Reach Up team will contact the organization for further information. The organization then has to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to complete the process.

Answers to Common Questions

General Information

What is the Reach Up Programme?

The Reach Up training programme is an early childhood parenting programme that was developed to increase capacity of implementing agencies to deliver effective parenting programs for children up to age 3 years. The programme provides a comprehensive training package for trainers, supervisors, and home visitors and is based on the Jamaica Home Visit intervention which has substantial impact evidence.

What are the benefits of the Reach Up programme?

The Jamaica Home Visiting Intervention (on which Reach Up is based) has substantial evidence showing benefits to children’s development and to parenting practices that promote development. Benefits continue into later childhood and into adulthood with improved education, mental health and income and reductions in violent behaviour.

Who can implement the Reach Up Programme?

Organizations (government ministries/agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations) that would like to implement an early childhood parenting programme in their community/country

What resources does an organization need to implement the programme in a community/ country?

The resources needed to implement the Reach Up programme include human resources (community workers, supervisors, agency leads), material resources (manuals: adaptation and planning, training manual, curricula, toy manual, supervisor guidelines) and play materials (recyclable materials: plastic bottles, cardboard boxes). Further details will be provided to the implementing organization once the registration process is completed.

Can this programme be integrated with other community services?

Yes, it can be integrated with services for children birth to 3 years old. This programme has been integrated with education, health, nutrition, economic and other social programmes for families in resource poor settings.

Access to Reach Up Resources

What does an organization need to do to access the Reach Up resources?

Access to the Reach Up materials requires registration process using the form found on the website. After registration a member of the Reach Up team will contact the organization for further information. The organization then has to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to complete the process.

Are there any legal obligations that are associated with access to the Reach Up programme?

The Reach Up materials are available under a creative commons licence however to maintain the fidelity of the intervention we ask that all organizations sign the Memorandum of Understanding and adhere to the sharing agreement that is outlined. A person trained in the Reach Up intervention should be involved in the adaptation and planning of the programme.

Who from my organization can sign the Memorandum of Understanding?

We usually require the implementing agency lead to sign the MOU.

How long does it take to access the materials after the MOU is signed?

Once the MOU is signed then the password to access the materials is sent to the agency lead. This will allow access to the Reach Up package.

Reach Up Training

Who can conduct the training for the Reach Up training workshop?

To maintain the fidelity of the intervention we recommend that training of trainers should be conducted by an experienced Reach Up trainer. These trainers can then train other members of implementation team.

Who can attend the Reach Up training workshop?

Persons who are involved in the implementation of the Reach Up programme can attend the training, this includes Reach Up trainers, supervisors, home visitors and/or group facilitators.

What is the total duration of the Reach Up training workshop?

The Reach Up training is conducted over 10-days with 38 sessions each lasting between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Is there a cost to attend the Reach Up training workshop?

All costs related to hosting the training workshop will be incurred by the implementing agency. These costs include Reach Up consultancy costs for the trainer workshop. Further information will be made available during the registration process.

What happens after the Reach Up training workshop is completed?

After the training workshop is completed, the attendees can discuss further plans for implementation of the programme with email support from the Reach Up team. For certification, a site visit to observe the implementation process will need to be arranged by the implementing agency.

The Package

We're committed to providing the materials and training needed to implement effective parenting interventions. The package comprises:

Curricula
Manuals
Templates
Videos

Note that access to the Reach Up programme's resources will require registration and approval.