Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
adult-child interactions, church-based family support program
Neurological, child development and attachment research all assert that early experiences and the quality of adult-child interactions are key influences to life-long development, learning and adjustment. Infants and toddlers are most strongly affected by their parents, and thus, family has a major responsibility to provide nurturing care. However, many levels of society, including the faith communities, need to become stronger partners with families, and ultimately, better advocates for young children. Backed with sufficient research, resources and vision, churches can effectively create a family support program, and provide a way to strengthen families in the congregation and community.
Recommended CitationNelson, M. K. (2002). A Church-Based Family Support Program for Families With Infants and Toddlers (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/110
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