Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program

Note: The Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Preschool teachers

Program Overview

The Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program assists teachers in developing the knowledge and skills needed to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate specific activities that encourage program involvement by fathers and other males who serve as father figures for school children. The focus and intensity of program activities varies based on the identified needs and interests of individual teachers and school teams. The program does not have a prescribed or set curriculum.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program.

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

McBride, B. A., Rane, T. R., & Bae, J. (2001). Intervening with teachers to encourage father/male involvement in early childhood programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 16, 77-93.

Type of Study: Posttest-only comparison group design
Number of Participants: 21


  • Age — Mean=33 years
  • Race/Ethnicity — 60% African American, 35% Caucasian, and 5% Other
  • Gender — 100% Female
  • Status — Participants were teachers at two Illinois state-funded prekindergarten programs.

Location/Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Summary: (To include basic study design, measures, results, and notable limitations)
The study examined the impact of a 26-week intervention program targeted at teachers and designed to encourage and facilitate father/male involvement (Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program) in two state-funded prekindergarten programs for children identified as being at-risk for later school failure. Teachers completed the Attitudes Toward Father Involvement (ATFI) and General Attitudes Toward Parent Involvement (GATPI) scales, and collected data on parent contacts. Results indicated that a significantly higher proportion of the parent involvement contacts and activities at the treatment site program involved fathers/men than that reported at the comparison site. Limitations included the use of post test only data and the small sample size.

Length of controlled postintervention follow-up: None.

Additional References

McBride, B. A. & Rane, T. R. (1997). Father/male involvement in early childhood programs: Issues and challenges. Early Childhood Education Journal, 25, 11–15.

McBride, B. A. & Rane, T. R. (2001). Father/male Involvement in early childhood programs: Training staff to work with men, in J. Fagan and A. J. Hawkins, eds., Clinical and Educational Interventions with Fathers, Binghampton, NY: The Haworth Clinical Practice Press.

Contact Information

Brent A. McBride, PhD
Agency/Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Phone: (217) 333-0971
Fax: (217) 333-0961

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2011