Fathers for School Readiness
This website is a project of the Fathers and Families program at the Family Action Centre (at the University of Newcastle). This website focuses on fathers and how they influence their child’s readiness for school. The terms ‘dads’ and ‘fathers’ are used to include both biological and social fathers.
In the Dads and Mums section, you’ll find information on why we’re focusing on dads and how this enhances what mums already do. The two main areas of development that we focus on in this website are literacy and play.
The Educators section provides resources and handouts for early childhood educators wanting to engage with fathers to be more involved in their child’s emotional and brain development. Educators will also find a section linking Fathers for School Readiness into the Early Years Learning Framework.
Fathers can develop their children’s school readiness by challenging children to extend their capabilities and to test their mental and physical strengths.
This project has been funded from the University of Newcastle Higher Education Participation and Partnership (HEPP) program provided under the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.