June 24, 2020
Let’s Get Ready
The DCYA, in collaboration with the DES and relevant stakeholders, recently launched the Let’s Get Ready website. It focuses on children’s transitions, especially those preparing to attend pre-school or primary school for the first time from this September. Let’s Get Ready includes guidance for parents on practical steps they can take to support their children over these coming months and tips on what children and parents can expect on their transition or return to pre-school and primary school.
A transitions pack for children starting primary school is being distributed through a range of channels, including through City and County Childcare Committees (CCCS), Early Learning and Care settings and Home School Liaison Officers. This pack includes a tip sheet for parents, a transitions card for children and a ‘Mo Scéal’ transitions template developed by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment for completion by parents. This template enables parents to share key information with their child’s teacher and the school. If you would like copies of the transitions pack for the families in your service contact your local CCC.