ERIC Number: ED419612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Digest: Family Involvement in Early Childhood Programs--How to Choose the Right Program for Your Child.
Little, Priscilla M.D.
Regardless of the location, the extent of a family's involvement in a child's early childhood program affects how well the child adjusts and how much he or she learns. When families take part in their children's educational programs; children do better in school, and the quality of their education can improve. This 2-page issue of "The Early Childhood Digest" discusses family involvement and choosing early childhood programs that encourage involvement. The digest defines family involvement as families working together with caregivers and teachers to create an atmosphere that strengthens learning both at the program and in the home. The digest discusses several ways family members can influence children's education, describes how to choose a program that promotes family involvement, and offers several questions that family members can ask of program directors to determine the family involvement level of their program. (EV)
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Choice, Student Adjustment
Harvard Family Research Project, 38 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; phone: 617-496-4304; world wide web: http://hugse1.harvard.edu/~hfrp.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.