Event Title

Impact of parent’s education on child development

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Introduction: Community base education and its approaches enriched a range of parenting skills that promote health and development of children in later life.The Aga Khan University-Human Development Progarmme (AKU-HDP) is striving to promote best child development practices through parent’s education under the Early Child Development Project, Balochistan (ECDP-B) and established a Faimly Resource Center (FRC) in three districts of Balochistan. Objectives: 1. To promote parenting skills and knowledge on ECD 2. To improve parents’ engagement and communication with young children

Method: AKU-HDP used applied a quasi-research intended to explore the existing knowledge and practices of parents related to ECD. A parent education and parenting support model was implemented in three districts Balochistan; Quetta, Kila Saifullah and Gwadar for children (0- 8 years) primarily through FRC that will combine health, nutrition, nurturing and early education activities. A module based educational sessions were delivered to mothers on hygiene practices ,dietary needs of children from 6 months to 2 years, balance diet and other themes related to child development.

Results: Mothers reported that these sessions are very helpful to enhance child rearing practices. Most of them are satisfied with the methodology of the sessions such as group work, role play and discussions. They also highlighted the significance of sessions related to dietary needs of children from 6 months to 2 years which give them awareness related to the development of good eating habits in early years such as intake of low salt and sugar in child’s meal. Conclusion: The community base education models which focus the health education in parenting skills can heighten the child growth and development.

Keywords: FRC, ECD, Education, Parents

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Impact of parent’s education on child development

Auditorium Pond Side

Introduction: Community base education and its approaches enriched a range of parenting skills that promote health and development of children in later life.The Aga Khan University-Human Development Progarmme (AKU-HDP) is striving to promote best child development practices through parent’s education under the Early Child Development Project, Balochistan (ECDP-B) and established a Faimly Resource Center (FRC) in three districts of Balochistan. Objectives: 1. To promote parenting skills and knowledge on ECD 2. To improve parents’ engagement and communication with young children

Method: AKU-HDP used applied a quasi-research intended to explore the existing knowledge and practices of parents related to ECD. A parent education and parenting support model was implemented in three districts Balochistan; Quetta, Kila Saifullah and Gwadar for children (0- 8 years) primarily through FRC that will combine health, nutrition, nurturing and early education activities. A module based educational sessions were delivered to mothers on hygiene practices ,dietary needs of children from 6 months to 2 years, balance diet and other themes related to child development.

Results: Mothers reported that these sessions are very helpful to enhance child rearing practices. Most of them are satisfied with the methodology of the sessions such as group work, role play and discussions. They also highlighted the significance of sessions related to dietary needs of children from 6 months to 2 years which give them awareness related to the development of good eating habits in early years such as intake of low salt and sugar in child’s meal. Conclusion: The community base education models which focus the health education in parenting skills can heighten the child growth and development.

Keywords: FRC, ECD, Education, Parents