A Study of Parents’ Perceptions about Early Childhood Education and Development in the Pakistani Context

Abstract

Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) is an emerging field focusing on a child’s holistic development and learning. The role of adults, particularly parents, are very significant in ECED. The main aim of this study was to explore the perception of parents about ECED in terms of how early enrolment in ECED provides benefits to the children. Further, this study also identified the development and learning of children in ECED programs, the time and equal opportunity that children get, and the likeness and happiness of children in ECED setups. This research was based on a quantitative study. A survey questionnaire was used to find the perception of randomly selected 100 parents. SPSS was used to analyze the data by finding Frequencies, Percentages, Mean and Standard deviation. The results portrayed that most parents have a favorable opinion about ECED and parents endorsed the benefits that provide ECED to the children. Parents also indicated family involvement in the learning of children. Further, ECED helped develop the values and morals of the children. Parents also shared that children got sufficient time and equal opportunity for play and acknowledged children’s likeness to attend the
ECED.

Hina Amin Khowaja,Muhammad Akhtar Kang

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