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Mencare2 provide input for Fathers in Anti-Natal Classes

Mencare2 together with Lothian Health are providing input for fathers in Edinburgh. This revolutionary approach will support fathers to become involved as early as possible in their childs life.

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Head Start Celebrates Father's Day by Supporting Responsible Fatherhood

Father’s Day provides yet another opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions that Head Start and Early Head Start dads, uncles, grandfathers, and other male figures across the country make in local programs. Fathers and grandfathers are sitting on policy boards, participating in parent-teacher home visits, parent education groups, and activities designed to support their children as they make the transition to Kindergarten. Research tells us that children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. Committed and responsible fathering during infancy and early childhood contributes to emotional security, curiosity, and math and verbal skills.

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In May 2011 The Council of The European Union recommended more Men in Childcare

Increasing the proportion of men in ECEC is important in order to change attitudes and show that not only women can provide education and care. Having role models of both sexes is positive for children and can help to break gender-stereotyped perceptions. A workplace composed of both sexes contributes to widening children's experience and can also help to reduce gender segregation in the labour market.

New Zealand adopts Novel Approach for involving men

In New Zealand a group of local fathers had the exciting opportunity to be involved in the S.K.I.P initiative Building Blocks with Blokes at the Childspace Ohariu Valley workshop. Some of this excitement was born fromt he challenge involved in what has historically been a difficults scenario to create: that being a group of fathers gathering to share experiences of fatherhood.

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