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ERIC Number: EJ893953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
How Can We Reach Reluctant Parents in Childcare Programmes?
Nalls, A. Mercedes; Mullis, Ronald L.; Cornille, Thomas A.; Mullis, Ann K.; Jeter, Nari
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n8 p1053-1064 Sep 2010
Young children benefit most from their experiences in childcare centres when their parents are actively involved in centre activities. However, childcare professionals sometimes face obstacles in engaging and maintaining cooperative working relationships with families. This is especially true for families that are hard to reach or families that are reluctant to develop or maintain such a relationship. This article provides childcare professionals with a framework for understanding various factors--both external and internal to families--which might impede the development of such a relationship. Further, the article describes techniques for working with different types of family patterns in ways that increase the likelihood of centres and families providing a nurturing environment for their children. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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