A parent is anyone who is primarily responsible for the care of children, so this can be fathers, mothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brother, sisters. The role of parents during a child’s earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development. Parents play a vital role in the development of young children. 

Good quality home learning contributes more to children’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income.  The home is where children first encounter language and literacy. Parents can provide experiences to help young children gain a strong foundation. Parents/caregivers are children’s guides into the world. A child’s first teacher is their parent/caregiver, and they need to actively be involved in their learning and development.