Tús Maith Implementation Manual
Barnardos. (2012). Tús Maith Implementation Manual. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/901
Between 2006 and 2011, Barnardos developed a preschool programme called Tus Maith, which aims to ensure that children make a successful transition to primary school by enhancing their social-emotional, language, literacy and physical development. In this manual we explore the development of Tus Maith, look at research about children’s development and explore the resources designed to support you as a worker in a Barnardos Tus Maith centre. The manual is broken into twelve chapters. These describe the design and introduction of Tus Maith in Barnardos; explore the research and theories underpinning the programme; describe how children are identified as potentially benefitting from Tus Maith and look at the Tus Maith daily routine and how to plan the environment.