The study, which was conducted in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District,
investigated factors that motivate parents to enrol their children in Kindergarten.
The motivation of the study was to identify why parents voluntarily enrolled
children in Kindergarten even when the State was unable to enforce compulsory
universal enrolment or address Early Childhood Education sectoral challenges.
The study employed a mixed-method approach and used question guides to
collect information from 653 parents in the interviews. Focus group discussions
provided additional information to validate the findings. Both qualitative and
quantitative data were collected and analysed while descriptive statistics such
as percentages, pie charts, bar graphs and chi-square estimations were used to
present or support the findings. Major findings of the study were that parents
were motivated to enrol children in KG by factors like their notion of
responsibility for their children’s development, their aspirations for their
children, their awareness of ECE policies and initiatives, and their perception
of the importance of KG. Other motivators included preparing children for
school, need for places to keep children during working hours, government’s
pro-poor policies, and availability of KG. Factors like parents’ place of
residence, educational background, sex and age, also influenced. The study
concluded that parental motivation is key in school enrolment decisions. The
study recommended that the State adopt measures that will improve
communication with parents, strengthen collaboration between school
authorities and parents, involve parents in decision making in schools, and
strengthen school-community relationship in order to improve parental
motivation and involvement in children’s education
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