Reply To: Role of families as primary educators

  • emilyhargett

    March 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Families are primary educators of their children because everything children learn depends on the context provided by their families. Children do this mostly by observing what their parents do, their environment, interactions, and activities. They learn feelings, skills, knowledge, and attitudes about learning this way. Childcare providers can support families in this role by not taking credit for their child’s development and helping the parents in their experiences and share with the parents the important milestones the children experience.3 Supporting families is so important because it is difficult to raise a child and it is important to make sure everyone feels supported.