How we think about and understand fathering has changed. Active ‘fathering’ is now an accepted role for men at home, and fathers are visible outside the school gates, in parks and playgrounds, and in the streets and shopping centers. Fathers’ involvement in childcare increased. Engaging men to be more active, and involving fathers is key to advancing gender equality goals, positive communication, supportive guidance, etc., and improving the lives of families. This brief provides a synopsis of a few Programs offered especially for men/fathers to improve Early Childhood Development (ECD) and parental collaboration. It will show how programs are designed to promote active, involved parenting, parenting skills, fathers’ engagement in caregiving, parent-child interaction and relationship quality, and violence reduction; as well as key evaluation findings, implementation challenges, lessons learned, and considerations for future adaptations.
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