Intentional Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Current research in early childhood education has shown that not only does family engagement benefit students and teachers in their daily interactions, but it also sets a lifelong pattern of engagement in a child’s classroom and school. This article presents findings from a qualitative study of how early childhood teachers intentionally encourage family engagement at their centers. These teachers’ responses reveal that although early childhood programs are using a variety of ways to encourage family engagement, there appears to be a lack of clear and consistent written expectations on the topic for both teachers and enrolled families at each center.
Boilard, Sara J., "Intentional Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs" (2013). M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Research Projects. 31.