The attempt of improving parents knowledge and skill in taking care of children taken in Indonesia so far generally has not been conducted holistically by integrating many aspects, particularly education, nutrition, and health. The objective of research was to produce a health promotion model of parent caretaking pattern through developing an integrative holistic early age child.
Method: This research was taken place in the area of integrative holistic early age children. The sample consisted of 156 parents, taken using purposive sampling technique with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis.
Result: Health promotion model involved many factors. The result of analysis showed that health promotion affected social capital, access to information source, stakeholders role, and village heads leadership. All of the relationships were positive. Meanwhile, local governments support did not affect health promotion. Only social capital and village governments support affected significantly the parents motivation. The relationship between social capital and parents motivation was positive. The stakeholders role affected positively the parent participation. Only social capital and village heads leadership affected significantly the holistic caretaking pattern. There was no effect of motivation on participation. Motivation and participation affected positively the holistic caretaking pattern. Health promotion model had not met the models goodness of fit with RMSEA=0.08, RFI=0.96, NFI=0.97 and CFI=0.98.
Conclusion: The appropriate health promotion strategy taken to improve holistic caretaking pattern was to improve motivation and participation in parenting education.
Key words: health promotion, holistic caretaking, integrative holistic early age children education