Reach Up requires well-trained human resources to implement an early childhood parenting programme in a community.
Who conducts the training?
To maintain the fidelity of the intervention, we recommend that training of trainers be conducted by an experienced Reach Up team member. These trainers are then certified to conduct training with the other members of their implementation team.
Training approach and methodology
To enable interaction and feedback, workshop attendance is usually limited to approximately 15 participants per session. The training workshops are held over a 2-week period, with 38 sessions, lasting up to two hours. The sessions are broken down into four categories:
- Methods (15 sessions)
- Toys/Activities (12 sessions)
- Toy Making (4 sessions)
- Home Visit Practice (5 – 7 sessions)
The videos are used to illustrate methods and activities in the training sessions. Following the workshop training, home visitors are usually accompanied on practice home visits.
Frequently asked questions
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.