Toddlers project builds on launch success in city
The Herald|January 05, 2022
A PILOT project to help the learning and development of city toddlers looks set to be rolled out across Plymouth.

A trial in Devonport of the Early Childhood Studies project was hailed by parents as the perfect medicine, after the effects of the pandemic.

The project is funded by The Children’s University and facilitated by Action for Children’s Green Ark Children’s Centre, on Devonport’s Fore Street, and is led by the University of Plymouth.

Comprising ‘Learning and Creating’ storytelling workshops, the four-week pilot programme used the talents of creatives from Stiltskin and Exim Dance to run child-led, Covid-safe outdoor experiences where the enjoyment of music, water and flow could be explored by Green Ark families.

Described by one participating parent as being “like a medicine after Covid”, the pilot has provided an opportunity for local families to take the first tentative steps back to socialising and connecting with others and to celebrate their children’s achievements.

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