Families play a central nurturing and educational role in their children’s lives, particularly in the early childhood period.

In PaL, family is recognised as both extended and immediate, enabling all carers within the family setting to be involved and engaged in a child’s learning.

Positive interactions promoted through PaL strengthen family cohesion and resilience.

Participation in PaL also develops individual and family capacity.   It builds parents’ confidence and competence and reinforces their belief in themselves as being capable of helping their children. Support provided by PaL tutors leads parents to feel they “can teach someone too”.



    "For the kids its giving them something extra to look forward to and something they look at as their own.....they feel as if they're a big child, y'know, a big kid themselves.... I got my homework too."
    PaL Tutor

    "He never used to sit and read books like this before.....he learns to read and sit,now he wants to write his name."
    PaL Parent

    "I like them because they are very good and I learn about stuffs. I read books for my little sister and make her go to sleep."
    PaL Child Participant

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