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The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain parents’ perspectives on how to access early literacy for children zero to five in the community. It was believed that the exploration of this research problem was worthwhile as it could bring awareness about the importance of early learning for young children. The research question for this study was: what were parents' perspectives on how to access programs and supports for early literacy for children 0-5? Purposeful sampling was used to recruit parents of children zero to five years of age were included as participants. The researcher had gathered information on the parents’ perspectives regarding the importance of early literacy. The data was collected through six one-on-one interviews with parents. The key findings that emerged through this research study were the importance of early literacy for children zero to five years of age, parental involvement in the development of early literacy for children, services available in the community to promote early literacy and the last theme was the barriers to access and implement early literacy for children zero to five years of age.

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early literacy, early learning, young children, child literacy


Education | Language and Literacy Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)

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Importance of Early Literacy for Children Zero to Five from Parent’s Perspectives