Authors: Olayinka Samson Alade1 & Adekunle Victor Owoyomi2
1Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education (Early Childhood Care and Education Unit), University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba Lagos State, Nigeria
2Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba Lagos State, Nigeria
Abstract: This study investigates parental roles as the implication for sustainable Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) development in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. The study employed cross-sectional survey research design method. A sample size of 100 families made of male and female in Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos State were selected using four multi-stage sampling techniques to participate in the study. The questionnaire used for gathering data was a self-structured questionnaire. A Cronbach-alfa value of 0.88 was obtained from the pilot study carried out on the instrument. The data collected was analysed at univariate using simple percentage and bivariate using chi-square tool for hypothesis testing at the 0.05 level of significance. Finding from the study revealed that non-availability of a parent at home can significantly affect children’s effective learning in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). Also, findings revealed that parent supportive roles can influence effective learning in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). Based on the study findings, it was recommended that: parents should devote more of their time to the upholding of their children by providing academic imperative like textbooks, good nutrients, writing materials etc pay less attention to their business or other activities and that government should endeavour to make work-place policies accommodating for a flexible working hours in order to encourage nursing parents to bond with their wards.
Keywords: Parental Roles, Sustainability, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2018, Vol.4, No.4