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The Incredible Years Programme

In Marymount School we are  very lucky to be able to offer The Incredible Years Programme to our pupils. The programme is designed to promote children’s social, emotional and academic skills. The programme was developed in the University of Washington in Seattle by Dr. Carolyn Webster-Stratton. It is evidence based and proven to work.

The programme has 3 main elements:

  • Teacher Classroom Management

  • Dinosaur Child Curriculum

  • Parent Training Programme

All of our teachers are trained in Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management.  This is evident in our consistent and positive approach throughout the school Every year we run a small group “Dina School” for 6 children from 1st class. The same curriculum is delivered to all children in Senior Infants and 1st class on a whole. Using fun, life-size puppets, the Dinosaur Child Curriculum covers the following areas:

  • understanding and communicating feelings

  • using effective problem solving strategies

  • practicing friendship and conversational skills

  • appropriate classroom behaviours

Alongside this, every year we also run a Parent Training Programme which works on:

  • Effective Limit Setting and dealing with Non-compliance

  • Handling Misbehaviour

  • Preventive Approaches

The School was delighted to welcome Carolyn Webster-Stratton the developer of the Incredible Years programme whom visited Co. Louuth recently

Carolyn complimented the School on their implementation of the Incredible years programmes and wished them well in the future

We are delighted to be a part of The Genesis Programme, which is delivering Incredible Years to children, families and communities in Dundalk and Drogheda, for more detail please see here - >

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