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ERIC Number: EJ1144508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-9734
Parent Education in the Home
Alarcón, Charo
NAMTA Journal, v42 n2 p155-167 Spr 2017
Charo Alarcón speaks about the work of Lumin Education in partnering with parents, Early Head Start, and a national program called Parents as Teachers (PAT) to come together to serve low-income families. Recognizing that parents cannot prioritize their child's education when they are putting all of their energy into meeting the basic needs of the family, Alarcón created a program to go into homes to educate and support parents beginning during pregnancy. The program encourages defined work spaces in the home and inviting the child to work. The child internalizes his perception of the world, whether it be good or bad, in the first years (even first weeks) of life. Emphasizing the importance of development during the first years of life, and offering practical tools for parents early on in parenthood to foster routine, freedom of choice, repetition, beauty and order, can transform "not just the child's life experience but entire communities." [This talk was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Children on the Edge: Creating a Path for Happy, Healthy Development," January 12-15, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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