What we do
Success for Little People (SfLP) is a collaborative initiative aimed at increasing learning opportunities for children under 5 years and to provide support for parents/whanau to enable their children to successfully engage with early learning and transition successfully to school.
The long term goal of the SfLP initiative is that all 5 year olds are enrolled in school, ready for school and attending every day, supported by their families.
The aim of SfLP is 4-fold:
- For parents and whanau to develop an understanding of the significance of early learning and appreciation of its importance; to be skilled and empowered to support their children’s learning through talking, reading and supporting their learning; and to enjoy learning with their children.
- For children under 5 to be receptive and engaged in foundational learning; for any health obstacles to learning (e.g. toileting, glue ear, eye sight) to be dealt with prior to starting school; transition successfully to school and be set up for positive lifelong learning.
- To provide community fieldworkers with information and resources to support parents and whanau around the early learning needs of their children within the home.
- To raise awareness around the importance of parental engagement in early years learning and the links between poverty, health, learning and achievement.