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Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2012 Sep;33(3):97-103.

[Influences of intra-family relationships on the behavior of children attending public nursery schools in Alfenas].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Departamento Materno-Infantil Saúde Pública da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brasil.


In recent years, social organizations and families have changed leading to an increase in the nursery school demand by the population. Our aim was to understand the influences of intra-family relationships on the behavior of children ages 0-3 years old who attend nursery schools through the experiences of their child care providers. A qualitative research, using Phenomenological Approach, in which 12 child care providers of sir municipal nursery schools were interviewed. As categories: Reproduction of behaviors learned in the family atmosphere; Integration family-nursery school as a facilitator of the work carried out by the child care providers; Lack of hygienic care offered by the family. Future studies could promote improvements in the actions of caregivers towards the children's needs, leading to a better quality of life for the children and helping to develop their full potential.

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