Early Years Collaborative Workshop Was Thought Provoking

Yesterday I attended the Early Year Collaborative workshop held in the Marryat Hall in Dundee. This brought together over 120 folk from agencies and projects in Dundee which are concerned with services to support children through their early years. Our shared concern was joining up services and making these more effective.

I found the presentation by Educational Psychologist Chris Scott especially thought provoking as he focused on the first 1000 days of life . It is during our very earliest years and even pre-birth - the first thousand days - that a large part of the pattern for our future adult life is set. The early years are therefore a key opportunity to shape a positive future for children in Dundee. 

I thought Chris's plea for 'five a day' parental/carer activities with our children (eg read a bedtime story, give a hug) was particularly sparky and worth promoting.