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Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

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The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of parent involvement and intervention in early childhood education. What formulates the lock and key theory in early childhood programs is parental participation versus educational achievement. Upon the parents’ vital involvement, it is perceived that social and cognitive development, aided by educators, will be significantly achieved. Furthermore, parent’s early intervention is an added value to classrooms and schools, for it creates a dimension of involvement in the decisions which shape the children’s education as a whole. Moreover, and due to parent/teacher cooperation in the classroom and at home, the child’s interest in learning will be triggered, yielding other positive outcomes. Therefore, people must emphasize the parent’s role in order to aid children’s complex and evolving multi-cultural and global nature.

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parents, education, children, involvement, intervention, home environment, child

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