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Parents and ECD programmes

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Abstract: There’s a view that parents (which here means children’s closest caregivers – perhaps members of their extended families) can take on important roles in ECD projects and programmes and fulfill them well. This assumes that they have the time and energy to do so despite the fact that they are overloaded by their struggle to sustain the viability of their families; that their life opportunities and experiences have left them with the necessary vision, confidence and skills; and that the agencies that operate or administer early childhood development (ECD) programmes welcome them as partners. There’s also a view that parents just want to pass their children over to programmes; that they lack the interest or expertise to directly support their children’s development; and that programmes can only be conceived, directed and operated by trained and experienced personnel. This editorial page for the edition dealing with parents and ECD programmes provides an overview of the various articles that cover this topic.
Authors: Smale, J.
Category: General
End Page: 6
Serial number: 95
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , men , women , family
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2000
Right: © 2000 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 3
Title: Parents and ECD programmes