Drawing on their work at the renowned Pen Green Centre, the authors show how to:
o support parents as their child's first educator
o provide practical and psychological support to parents
o involve fathers and male carers
o share important child development concepts
o support and extend children's learning
o reach out to hard-to-reach parents
This New Edition follows up on the stories of people featured in the first edition, showing how they have progressed over the last few years. It also includes new chapters covering the headteacher's role in developing parental involvement programmes, how the Pen Green model has been applied in primary schools, and the use of parental diaries.
The book is essential reading for students on early years courses (BA, FdA, B.Ed), as well as practising early years professionals and senior management teams in primary schools.