Benefits of Parental Involvement

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Studies show that increased parental involvement in the child care setting can improve parenting and have a positive impact on the child's development. The Harvard Family Research Project has linked parental involvement to a number of positive outcomes for children. Click ahead to see what these benefits include.

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Improving the child's social competence.

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Strengthening the child's cognitive development and comprehension skills.

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Enhancing the child's communication skills and use of expressive language.

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Promoting the child's literacy development and vocabulary growth.

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Encouraging the child's positive engagement with peers, adults and learning.