A section for parents
The intention of this section is to help you
- Look for a preschool/school
- To help you explore your vision and expectations
- In how to know what you might be looking for
- In what to expect
- To find ways to support the educators to develop their work with your children
And to help educators become more determined, informed and connected: your reflections and questions can help enormously all those centres and educators who are working hard to create new and different learning spaces for children, in ways that they perhaps haven’t been schooled themselves – remember that it is difficult for them, and they are being brave, and thinking hard about what to do!”
Below are some questions which we are currently using as a basis of discussions to help us develop this section. If you would like to join in this discussion, please get in touch (or if you would like to simply write in with your thoughts, please do, It will be a great help.
For parents who are attending a preschool in the network
For any parent (e.g. if you are seeking educational places for your children)
Ongoing Dialogues ...
We have also researched past studies such as 'The School I'd Like', and hope to publish extracts of some.
We now have an ongoing 'Parents in Dialogue' group which is also collecting and responding to our invitation. They are focussed on how to make the strongest public case for 'education fit for children.'
Dear parents/ carers, centres & schools,
We have started a series of blogs and exchanges to support families and children learning together at home.
Through these blogs we aim to provide an inspiring resource to families, so that home learning can be an exciting and joyful experience.
The blogs will appear once a week on our website and on social media, and will include some ideas for you and your children to explore at home.
We would like to share experiences of children and families in the blogs and invite you to participate by sending us your photographs, videos, notes from your family explorations. We’d be able to share some of your experiences on our website, blogs and on our social media pages – this will all help build a lively picture of parents and children around the country imaginatively exploring, learning and being together.
We are in an enforced situation, but we can maximise the joy and playfulness and new perspectives which are hidden in our everydays.
Some of the things we anticipate that the explorations will include are:
- working with different learning spaces at home (including the kitchen)
- materials and imagination
- story telling
- den building
- dressing up
- working with children's questions and ideas.
Sightlines Initiative is an organisation working with educators, families and others interested in creative and imaginative approaches to education.
Click on 'Subscribe to our blog' on the left of this page to sign up to Sightlines Blog posts.
Go to 'JOIN' to sign up to share some of your children's and your experiences
Here are the Topics which have started, with responses from parents and children.
Click on the Title to go to the Topic introduction and it's gallery of responses: