This resource for early childhood programs describes strategies for involving men in the care and education of young children. Based on a study of exemplary programs, the text outlines a process that promotes systemic change by welcoming men, engaging them in the program, planning activities specifically for men, and encouraging continued participation. Program planners are advised to assess the needs of men, conduct outreach activities, and evaluate program achievement. Suggested projects include ice breakers, men's groups, parenting skill training, family events, and recognition programs. Fourteen model programs are described that illustrate best practices in curricula development, mentoring programs, partnership with public schools, recruitment, and outreach services in the migrant community. A list of books and references for children, parents, and professionals is included.
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