The Package

The programme provides a comprehensive training package for trainers, supervisors, and home visitors and has been integrated with social programmes worldwide.

Package Focus

1

Provide an evidence-based parenting programme as an essential investment for life course development.

2

Facilitate a parenting programme that is culturally relevant.

3

Deliver a comprehensive set of materials to support parents in providing a more stimulating environment for their children, improving quality interaction and facilitating learning.

Package Material

Weekly Curriculum for 6-42 months – adaptable to fortnightly

Training manual with demonstration videos

Supervisor manual and checklist

Programme Preparation and Cultural Adaptation guidelines

Package Videos

Filming for our training videos was done in Jamaica, Peru, and Bangladesh with a Reach Up team member on site for all films to ensure they were consistent with the program's approach and methods.

Three 15-minute films (one in each country) demonstrate key steps in a home visit. There are 28 short films of approximately 2-3 minutes that show methods used.

The films are available in English, Spanish, French and Bengali and some additional translations have been done by those implementing the program (e.g. Portuguese, Mandarin).

Policy Brief

The Reach Up Early Childhood Parenting Programme has been designed to provide the materials and training needed to implement effective parenting interventions. It is based on the proven Jamaica Home Visit Programme and was designed by a team that has successfully implemented the approach in several countries. This programme is unique due to its extensive evidence base.

Reach Up has been formulated with the benefit of over 30 years’ worth of research on effective early childhood intervention programmes. It provides agencies with a comprehensive set of materials to support parents in providing a more stimulating environment for their children, improving quality interaction and facilitating learning.