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ERIC Number: EJ1159025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Early Childhood Education and Care Educators Supporting Parent-Child Relationships: A Systematic Literature Review
O'Connor, Amanda; Nolan, Andrea; Bergmeier, Heidi; Hooley, Merrilyn; Olsson, Craig; Cann, Warren; Williams-Smith, Janet; Skouteris, Helen
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v37 n4 p400-422 2017
Building strong relationships between children and parents is vital for children's social and emotional development. A majority of children attend early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings where they experience a range of relationships (educator-child, educator-parent, parent-child). Educators build relationships with children and parents, yet their influence on parent-child relationships is not well understood. Therefore, an evaluation of interventions/programs designed to promote parent-child relationships in ECEC settings (long day care, occasional care and preschool) and a range of settings (play groups, community groups and health centres) was conducted. The search revealed 21 peer-reviewed studies and seven interventions: two conducted in ECEC settings and five in a range of parent-child support settings. All studies reported intervention efficacy, yet none examined educators' influence on parent-child relationships. Investigation into current educator practices is recommended to ensure educators are supported to promote and nurture parent-child relationships, consequently strengthening children's social and emotional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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