Implementing Parenting and Preschool Programmes

  • Aleisha M. ClarkeEmail author


This chapter examines the implementation of a range of parenting interventions and preschool programmes designed to promote the mental health and wellbeing of families, enhancing parent and child outcomes and preventing problem behaviours. These programmes aim to develop a range of cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural skills that support positive child development and enhance school readiness. In this chapter, we examine a number of evidence-based parenting and preschool programmes and explore details of their successful implementation, identifying critical factors which contribute to their success. Case studies of parenting programmes are also presented, examining the realities of implementing these programmes outside of controlled research conditions in high-, middle- and low-income countries.


Childhood Early years Parenting Attachment Child rearing Preschool Early childhood education programmes 


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  1. 1.Child Mental Health & WellbeingEarly Intervention FoundationLondonUK

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