The Importance of Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education for Children Under 4-Year Old

  • Mohd Nizam Naqiyuddin Ahmad Sobri University College of Yayasan Pahang
  • Nur Farah Ain Che Soh University College of Yayasan Pahang
  • Nur Atiqah Liyana Mohd Roziman University College of Yayasan Pahang
Keywords: Early Childhood, Education, Parenting, Parenting styles

Abstract

Parents’ involvement in children's education has been considered one of the important aspects of children’s ongoing learning process and development success. The Malaysian government policy and initiative has introduced the term partnership to describe parents, schools and teachers regarding their involvement in children's education. Parents know their children best more than anyone, and settings which refer to the teacher, school or centre should prepare and provide for the children’s individual needs. This will help to increase children’s progress in their learning and development, resulting in better outcomes for the children. The objective of the study was to identify and analyse parents’ views on their involvement in their children’s education. The research project is a small-scale qualitative study that used semi-structured interviews to gather data. Data was gathered from the small sample of the setting population in order to gain insights into the samples’ perspective on the parents’ involvement in the children’s education. This study concluded that parents as respondents believe and are aware that they play an important role in their children’s learning process and also development.

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2022-07-20
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