Quasi-experimental research on Home Based Parenting Education Program

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Description

Plan International Nepal aims for its Home Based Parenting Education Program (HBPEP) to promote the well-being of children, and strengthen the skills of parents, caregivers, families and communities for better children learning and development.

In line with Plan International Nepal’s objectives, Monash University will deliver a quasi-experimental research program on Plan’s HBPEP in three districts in Nepal, with a view to assess their effectiveness and bring changes in children developmental outcomes and parents’ knowledge, attitudes and practice.

The purpose of the research will be to examine whether the Home Based Parenting Education Program (HBPEP) brings changes in:

  1. children’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical development;
  2. caregiver’s knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding child development and parenting.

Further, it will aim to address the following questions:

  • Is there an improvement in child development outcomes that can be attributed to the program compared to control groups and if so, what is the improvement?
  • Is there improvement in caregiver knowledge, attitude and practices that can be attributed to the program compared to control group and if so, what is the improvement?
  • Does the impact of the program differ in different socio-cultural settings, and different educational and socio-economic background of parents?
  • Based on the findings, what would be the recommended future directions of home based ECCD in Nepal?

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