Working With Parents and Families


Krystyna Heland-Kurzak, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland
Ute Ward, University of Hertfordshire (retired), UK


  • To share international research, experiences and understandings of the role of the family in early childhood education
  • To discuss, reflect and challenge the power relationships between families and workers in research studies and work with parents and families.
  • To provide a forum for the voice of parents and families in educational research
  • To support the development of appropriate methodologies for research with parents and families to investigate how families support their children’s growth and development.
  • To explore workforce issues that arise through the development of different ways of working with parents and families across a number of disciplines e.g. early childhood education and family work


Click here to view the 2022 report (pdf)

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Click here to view the 2019-20 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2017-18 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2016-17 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2014-15 report (pdf)

Activities & Publications

Publication: “Working with parents and families” published as a Special Issue of the EECERA Journal. April 2018 (Volume 26, number 2). With Ute Ward and Bob Perry as Guest Editors.

Links & Partners

Facebook Group

EECERA Working with Families SIG

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