The purpose of the study was to analyze the self-esteem levels and parental attitudes of students attending Child Development Program. The subjects were 127 students attending the first and second grades of this program. Study instruments included Personal Information Form, Coopersmith Self-Esteem Scale and Parental Attitude Scale. Data were analyzed using One-Way ANOVA, T-Test, Tukey Test, and Pearson Correlation Coefficient. The analyses revealed that age is important on democratic attitude (p<.01) and protective-demanding attitude (p<.001); grade variable did not cause any significant difference on self-esteem, democratic, protective-demanding, and democratic attitudes (p>.05); and a correlation was found between students self-esteem levels and democratic (.001), authoritarian (.05), and protective-demanding attitudes (.01). (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.