June has been designated the national month for churches to pray for their toddler groups. We are asked to remember volunteer leaders, parents, carers and children who attend our church groups, and to pray for all toddler groups across the country. This call to prayer is being led by 1277 – an alliance of churches and other agencies which support the work of church-based toddler groups.
What Can a Parent Do? is one of the Family Caring Trust’s most popular community-based programmes for parents of primary school aged children. It has been completely revised and updated and will be launched in the Diocese of Leeds on Thursday 21st May at Hinsley Hall, in two free sessions (2pm to 3.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm.) The programme is designed for parents and grandparents, and for all those who work with or support parents in a community or professional capacity. The Rt Rev Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds, will be supporting the launch of What Can a Parent Do? at the 2pm session. For more information and to register for either session please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Family Catechesis Development Officer has brought to our attention a new guide which will be of interest to parents and those working with parents and toddlers in the early years. What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development is designed to help parents and carers find out more about how their child is learning and developing. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time and the booklet has been written to help parents know what to expect by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.