A review of research on early childhood programs over five decades shows a decline in the impact of programs on school readiness. Parent–child relationships and the family environment are key children’s mental health and well-being, and school success. The lack of funding for family life education ¾ as part of early childhood education ¾ discounts the role of parenting practices in early development and school readiness.
Palm, Glen. and Cooke, B. 2018. Parent Education and Family Life Education: A Critical Link in Early Childhood Education Policy. Retrieved from the National Council on Family Relations