Early Childhood Programs for a New Century

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Comprised mainly of commission papers for the Early Childhood Learning: Programs for a New Age conference, this volume presents 11 syntheses of the research base and the state-of-practice in such areas as the current information on the impact of a variety of early childhood programs and services on children's well being; the key components of effective programs and services; the implications of the knowledge base on early learning for program development; and the dissemination of best practices. Annotation ©2003 ...
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Overview

Comprised mainly of commission papers for the Early Childhood Learning: Programs for a New Age conference, this volume presents 11 syntheses of the research base and the state-of-practice in such areas as the current information on the impact of a variety of early childhood programs and services on children's well being; the key components of effective programs and services; the implications of the knowledge base on early learning for program development; and the dissemination of best practices. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9780878688340
  • Publisher: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: University of Illinois at Chicago Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
University Advisory Committee for the University of Illinois at Chicago Series on Children and Youth xiii
National Advisory Committee for the University of Illinois at Chicago Series on Children and Youth xv
Introduction and Overview: Trends in Early Childhood Programs xvii
Part I. Preschool Education and Care 1
1. The Federal Commitment to Preschool Education: Lessons from and for Head Start 3
2. Understanding Efficacy of Early Educational Programs: Critical Design, Practice, and Policy Issues 35
3. Universal Access to Prekindergarten: A Georgia Case Study 71
4. Child Care Quality and Children's Success at School 115
Part II. Early School-Age Programs and Practices 141
5. Kindergarten in the 21st Century 143
6. The Added Value of Continuing Early Intervention into the Primary Grades 163
7. Grade Retention, Social Promotion, and "Third Way" Alternatives 197
Part III. National Investments 239
8. The Three Types of Early Childhood Programs in the United States 241
9. The Science and Policies of Early Childhood Education and Family Services 255
10. Lessons from Europe: European Preschools Revisited in a Global Age 299
11. Understanding the Promise of Universal Preschool 329
Epilogue: Themes and Recommendations for a New Century 353
About the Editors 361
About the Contributors 363
Index
Author Index 369
Subject Index 383
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