This list contains a variety of resources associated with father/male involvement in early childhood.
Infographic: The importance of Father Involvement
Source: Child and Family Research Partnership
Having an involved father impacts a child’s success in school and overall quality of life. This one-page infographic shows statistics about children who grow up with involved father figures.
The Meaning of Father Involvement for Children (PDF)
Source: Child Trends
This research brief shows unique ways of thinking about father involvement and discusses the roles that fathers play in their children’s lives.This research brief by Child Trends shows unique ways of thinking about father involvement and discusses the roles that fathers play in their children’s lives.
Involved Dads Help Kids Grow
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
This webpage talks about the ways fathers influence their children’s health and discusses the need for fathers (as well as mothers) to have paid prenatal leave.
Calling all Dads: Tips for Getting Involved in Your Child’s Preschool or Child Care Program
Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Dads have unique relationships with their children that should be celebrated and explored. This article gives tips for teachers and fathers to promote more father-involvement in classrooms.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
also in SpanishSource: Fatherhood.gov
This website is specifically designed for fathers and professionals working with fathers. The website features a Dad Blog, tips and activities, videos, webinars, and more.
Type of resource:
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
- Child Care Center
- Family Child Care
- Preschool Program
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
- Parents / Family
- Teachers / Service providers
- Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
- Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
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