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Reinventing Early Care and Education: A Vision for a Quality System

Reinventing Early Care and Education: A Vision for a Quality System

by Sharon L. Kagan, Nancy E. Cohen
     
 

This book examines the critical issues related to providing quality services for young children. The authors tackles these serious social problem with intelligence and clarity, pointing out the action we must take for the sake of our children and our nation.

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This book examines the critical issues related to providing quality services for young children. The authors tackles these serious social problem with intelligence and clarity, pointing out the action we must take for the sake of our children and our nation.

Editorial Reviews

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"Reinventing Early Care and Education provides badly needed insights and solutions to the quality problem in child care and early education in our nation. Full of specific new ideas, this is essential reading for policy makers and practitioners." —Governor Roy Romer, state of Colorado

"The comprehensive approach to improving the qualitative aspects of early care and education for children in the United States makes this volume a must for all who have made children a priority. The attention given to multicultural perspectives is encouraging and is a positive move toward examining the growing importance of placing this analysis in a global context. Children the world over need that which is recommended for children in the United States." —GwAndolyn Calvert Baker, president and CEO, United States Committee for UNICEF

"This seminal volume on the need for a much-improved early childhood education system incisively demonstrates that our nation can do much better in meeting the needs of our youngest children. The book offers a superb synthesis of the latest research and available action strategies that should be considered of the highest priority by America's pivotal institutions." —David A. Hamburg, M.D., president, Carnegie Corporation of New York

"Because child care will be crucial to the success of state welfare reform efforts, federal funding for child care will almost triple over the next six years. Unless steps are taken to improve the quality of these services—ensuring quantity with quality—I believe that increased funding is of limited value. The challenge is before us and we cannot afford to fail. Governors, state human service administrators, and child care providers will find Reinventing Early Care and Education an invaluable resource in the development of child care that incorporates high quality, early childhood education." —Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, state of Kansas

Booknews
Presents 18 contributions written by scholars, researchers, and policymakers in early childhood development, public education, family support, political science, psychology, and economics examining the critical issues related to providing quality services for young children. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787903190
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/22/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

SHARON L. KAGAN,senior associate at the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University, is a frequent consultant to national policy makers and is internationally recognized for her work in the early care and education field. NANCY E. COHEN was a research associate at the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University and has examined programs and infrastructure services in early care and education.

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