ERIC Number: ED153721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Parents in Early Childhood Development.
Grotberg, Edith H.
This address to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (PTA) discusses programs and services, current knowledge of child development, and national policies relating to child and family development in relation to democratic principles such as cultural pluralism, individual rights, and parent involvement. Conditions which make it difficult for programs to uphold these principles are outlined. Characteristics of preschool programs which are considered desirable are: high quality efficiency, comprehensiveness, universality, flexibility, and continuity. The importance of parent involvement in preschool programs and its effect on the family are emphasized. The PTA's unique role in bringing together the home and the school is noted and specific procedures for improving the home/school relationship are recommended. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Teacher Association