Promoting First Relationships is an evidence-based curriculum designed for service providers that can be used to assist parents and other caregivers meet the social and emotional needs of young children (0-3 years).
It covers issues critical to supporting and guiding caregivers in building nurturing and responsive relationships with children, including theoretical foundations of social and emotional development in early childhood; consultation strategies for working with parents and other caregivers; elements of a healthy relationship; promoting the development of trust and security in infancy; promoting healthy development of self during toddlerhood; understanding and intervening with children's challenging behaviours; developing intervention plans for children and caregivers and individualising Promoting First Relationships for your setting.
The Promoting First Relationships Curriculum includes:
The updated 3rd Edition (2016) includes new handouts (power of repair, separations and transitions) and two new attachment handouts (developing trust and supporting trust and exploration). The Manual incorporates these handouts, but there are not significant changes to the curriculum itself.