– Jack Shonkoff, Harvard
The Lifestart Foundation is an all-Ireland charitable body offering a high quality, evidence-based programme for parents of children from birth up to age five years. Our core programme – the Growing Child – is delivered within the family home on a monthly basis. The programme has been proven to help parents be less stressed; strengthen the relationship between parent and child; and support parents in their understanding of how a young child develops and learns. We work with parents so they can support their child to grow and develop in areas of speech and language, problem solving, better self-esteem, and of course, in preparing the child for their later successes in school.
“Out of the range of good quality parenting programmes available, the Lifestart programme is highly cost effective and for a structured evidence-based programme, is sufficiently flexible at the point of delivery to allow for adaptation in response to need”
Prof. E. Melhuish (2015)