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ERIC Number: EJ945034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Supporting Child Welfare and Parent Involvement in Preschool Programs
Hilado, Aimee; Kallemeyn, Leanne; Leow, Christine; Lundy, Marta; Israel, Marla
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n5 p343-353 Dec 2011
This article discusses the findings from a mixed-method study examining the relationship between social resources and levels of parent involvement in state-funded preschool programs in Illinois. Using survey data from the Illinois Birth to Five Evaluation (n = 843) and interviews with ten preschool administrators who completed the survey, the study found the number of social resources provided by a program was positively associated with levels of parent involvement. The correlation analysis (r = -0.22, p = 0.0001) and analysis of variance (ANOVA) F(2,708) = 23.19, p = 0.0001 findings both demonstrated positive relationships wherein high numbers of social resources were associated with higher levels of parent involvement in programs. Administrator interviews confirmed survey findings and suggested additional influences on parent involvement levels and use of social resources in programs. Implications for supporting child welfare and policy recommendations for early childhood programs are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois