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Exploring parental preferences: Care or education: What do Greek parents aspire from day care centres?

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Rentzou, Konstantina
Date Issued: December, 2013
Description: Early childhood education and care is a multifaceted institution. Based on children's age, a number of different settings operate, which have usually two distinct aims. Kindergartens provide mainly education whereas day care centres provide care. Yet, in recent years, the need to establish programmes which provide both education and care to children from birth until their admission to primary schools (educare) has been emphasised, though limitedly. The reported study aimed at examining what Greek parents aspire from day care centres. More precisely, we aimed at exploring whether parents of infants/toddlers and preschool children consider more important aspects of care or education. Research results suggest that parents of both infants/toddlers and preschool children assign particular significance to the human factor, as well as children's care, while less attention is paid to the pedagogical dimension of day care centres, in parents:teachers' collaboration and to aspects which refer to meeting the needs of educators. These findings, which imply that day care centres are considered mainly as welfare institutions, are discussed and suggestions are formulated. (author abstract)
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Journal Title: Early Child Development and Care
Volume Number: 183
Issue Number: 12
Page Range: 1906-1923
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Quality > Process Quality

International Child Care & Early Education > Single-Country Studies

Parents & Families > Involvement In Child Care & Early Education > Parent Satisfaction
Country: Greece
ISSN: 1476-8275 Online
0300-4430 Paper
Peer Reviewed: yes
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