Linda Mitchell, with Maggie Haggerty, Viv Hampton, and Ann Pairman
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This project in six early childhood education centres combined professional development with action research to support ways in which teachers, and parents and whänau worked together to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing.
Where partnerships with parents developed, consciously formulated actions and strategies created a welcoming environment. Parents identified affective factors as the most important characteristic of a good early childhood education service.