Engaging with parents of different gender and culture

Engaging with Families - How an Early Childhood Centre Did This

By Arwen Hann
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Actively engaging with whanau and the local community can help parenting, strengthen communities and increase positive outcomes for children, a study at the Whanganui Centre Baptist Kindergarten and Early Learning Centres shows.

It is one of many studies to show this.  It is outlined below as a case study of one service's efforts.

Researchers, spent two years working with staff and parents at centres to study what effect including families, wider whanau and communities in the “everyday” of early childhood education programmes had on learning outcomes for children and parent participation.

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