Family Learning Project

CEC’s Family learning project is aimed at growing aspirations, increasing enjoyment in learning and supporting parents/carers to become involved with their children’s education.

The project provides homework support and family learning activities in a safe and encouraging environment and works in close collaboration with family support providers such as Integrated Services for Children and Young People, schools and family support workers.

Family Learning ProjectUp to 20 children make their way to CEC every afternoon (3 to 5pm, Mondays to Thursdays, term time) to get support for their homework, take their turn on the computers, join in with games, arts and crafts and make new friends.

Parents/carers are also roped in to disclose family recipes, join their children in cooking sessions, become involved with the science club and try their hand at growing vegetables in the spring under the guidance of an experienced horticulturist/gardener. The family learning sessions take place twice a week from 4 to 5pm.

Family learning supports parents, grandparents, carers and other family members to be an active part of their children's learning, as well as becoming learners themselves.

In addition to the afternoon sessions, the family learning project is piloting a drop-in clinic on Friday mornings for parents who want to know more about the NI school curriculum and/or who would want individual support to help their children with their homework.

Our project workers are qualified, experienced and have a clear Access NI certificate.

For more information, please contact our Family Learning project workers Danny Barkley and Stephan Poland via e-mail or on 02890-248543.