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ERIC Number: EJ1173245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Enhancing the Quality of Early Childhood Education and Care: ECEC Tutors' Perspectives of Family Engagement in Spain
Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n5 p613-623 2018
Access to high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is important for developmental outcomes and school success. The first years of life are a critical period for learning and the quality of early experiences can have a significant impact later in life. Parenting is one of the primary influences on children's development and family engagement is crucial in children's educational success. This study presents a descriptive analysis of ECEC tutors' perspectives (N = 120) about family engagement across schools in Spain. Data were obtained from the Spanish National Education Council (the "Consejo Escolar del Estado") to assess parental school involvement in a total of 63 ECEC centres. Findings suggest that early childhood tutors have a positive perspective of parental involvement and play a key role in supporting active school involvement of parents that enhance the quality of ECEC programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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