Event Title

Parental Satisfaction with Involvement at Child Care Center

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's Major

Family Consumer Science

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Heather Von Bank

Mentor's Department

Family Consumer Science

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

The purpose of this research was to examine levels of parental involvement at a local childcare center. Specifically, we sought to understand the level of involvement that parents wanted to have, and how satisfied they were with a recent Parent’s Night event. Parents tend to have low levels of involvement at their children’s daycare centers due to busy schedules and lack of opportunity.

However the role that parents play in their child’s education can have lasting effects on their academic and cognitive development. This study examines findings from two surveys. Results from the first survey, evaluating parent’s current and prospective levels of involvement, found that parents were eager to attend and participate in a parent’s night event. The second survey addressed parents’ satisfaction and evaluation of the parents’ night, in addition to discovering ways to improve attendance of future family events. The results from this study will provide the child care center with information about parent’s expectations for involvement and will address the feasibility of parents’ night programs in the future.

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Parental Satisfaction with Involvement at Child Care Center

CSU Ballroom

The purpose of this research was to examine levels of parental involvement at a local childcare center. Specifically, we sought to understand the level of involvement that parents wanted to have, and how satisfied they were with a recent Parent’s Night event. Parents tend to have low levels of involvement at their children’s daycare centers due to busy schedules and lack of opportunity.

However the role that parents play in their child’s education can have lasting effects on their academic and cognitive development. This study examines findings from two surveys. Results from the first survey, evaluating parent’s current and prospective levels of involvement, found that parents were eager to attend and participate in a parent’s night event. The second survey addressed parents’ satisfaction and evaluation of the parents’ night, in addition to discovering ways to improve attendance of future family events. The results from this study will provide the child care center with information about parent’s expectations for involvement and will address the feasibility of parents’ night programs in the future.

Recommended Citation

Hunstad, Amanda and Marcie Woitas. "Parental Satisfaction with Involvement at Child Care Center." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/35