Father Involvement in Early Head Start Programs The Roggman et al study from 2002 offers up plenty of rich fodder for thought. Essentially, the article charges that fathers who are depressed, poor, less educated and religiously dis -engaged are men who are unlikely to be involved in early head start programs with their children ( Roggman et al, 62-78). A good way of looking at the matter is that men who are emotionally well-adjusted, well-educated and spiritually engaged are men who are perfect candidates to really help their children get off to a strong start in life. This all sounds good – but there are problems or issues that the scholars overlook. Most of all, the key impression this reader had when looking at the reading is that we...The end:
..... a generous re-appraisal of the role of fathers and offers hope that maybe fathers will be treated as ‘politically correct’ at some point in the future. At the very least, the article is a nice movement away from the incessant drum-beat about the importance of mothers in our culture that overlooks the valuable contributions that good fathers can make to the moral and psychological development of their children. Works Cited Kaye, Donna. “Dad’s play a vital role in child’s development.” Belleville Intelligencer, 12 Jun. 2010, A11. Roggman , L.A., Lisa K. Boyce, Gina A. Cook & Jerry Cook. “Getting dads involved: predictors of father involvement in early head start and with their children.” Infant Mental Health Journal, 23.1/2(2002): 62-78.