Abstract: The objectives of the study are to develop and compare the participation of the community activities in the community child-care centres between the municipality and the local administration organization. This research is an action research, which studied during the months of February, 1998-March, 1999. The informants are composed of parents and the related persons. To collect and analyse the data by qualitative and quantitative research methods. The finding of the study were that the persons who have active role in child caring in the child-care centres included: childrens family; child-care centres; the related organizations and volunteers who develop child-care centre. Moreover, there were some groups that engage in sub-activities. In the area of the municipality, the sub-activities were the child development supporting activities, food and nutrition activities, healthy young child activities, beautiful house activities and warm child-care centre. In the area of the local administrative organization there were the following activities: beautiful golden mountain activities teen-age development activities and good nutritional activities. When comparing the activities of both areas, they were both similar. However, there were some differences in the quantity, frequency, duration of time and the participation in activities styles. It was found that in the municipality area of child-care, there were more participants joining the activities. More participants attended the activities more often and there was more time spent on proceeding the activities. The participation was more formal. While the child-care of the local administrative office was a simple, in the folk way approach. These activities made everyone accept the child-care centres. It was efficiently found that there were follow-up development: the parents believes and child development.
Yodkhwan Gedthongma, Chaloem Varavithya, Sarinya Srisarakham and Manop Kanato, 2010. The Participation of Community Activities in Child Caring in the Community Child-Care Centres in Northeast Thailand. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 7: 112-116.