PeepLTP (Peep Learning Together Programme)
|Name||PeepLTP (Peep Learning Together Programme)|
|Target Audience||Infants (0-2 years)|
Early childhood (3-5 years)
|CfC Objective||Early Learning and Care|
|Delivery Setting||Shool-based; community-based; home-based|
|Description||An adult learning program that aims to support parents to develop sensitive and responsive relationships with their babies and young children and improve the home learning environment.|
|Delivered to||Parents/carers of young children|
|Delivered by||Trained PeepLTP practitioners|
PeepLTP is made up five strands of learning and development:
Each strand (except one) has 15 child development topics (74 in total) and will be relevant to one or more of the following developmental stages: babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers (and/or slightly older children, as appropriate).
Practitioners can decide the length and format of their Peep sessions and courses. There are various iterations of the program, but the program materials indicate that on average sessions last about an hour (generally shorter if online or 1-to-1).
|Training||Online training to become a PeepLTP practitioner is delivered by Playgroup Victoria. Refer Playgroup Victoria website for current details and training dates.|
PeepLTP practitioner training costs $850 + GST per person.
$500 for third and each practitioner after from the same organisation
|Evaluation and effectiveness|
Several evaluations of the program have been undertaken with mixed results. Older evaluations of the program that used a quasi-experimental design showed positive program outcomes, while the more recent and much larger RCT found no significant differences between intervention and control groups on literacy and social/emotional outcomes for children.