The home environment and parental involvement of preschoolers in Philippi, a low-income area: Do they hinder or support early learning?
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Successful interventions targeting families can only occur through informed research findings. It is important that policymakers understand the unique household dynamics that low-income households face and the kinds of assistance they need to foster early learning and development at home.To investigate the extent of parental involvement in the early learning of preschoolers in Philippi and the role of the home environment in promoting or hindering early learning and development.This study was conducted in Philippi, one of the biggest poor urban settlements in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.The researcher visited 20 early childhood development (ECD) facilities and 40 caregivers in Philippi. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the ECD principals, practitioners and caregivers.