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ERIC Number: ED040753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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Views on Pre-School Education and Day Care.
Rambusch, Nancy McCormick
There is a clear need in our country today for early education programs aimed at accelerating the cognitive development of disadvantaged children. Another need is for centers to care for the children of working mothers. Our traditional nursery schools have deemphasized early cognitive development while day care programs have been focused on deprived children and inadequate parents. There are some marginally successful compensatory preschool programs under Head Start impetus, but these programs have little in common with conventional preschool education. The popular conceptions of preschool education and day care have little to do with meeting the child's cognitive needs or his mother's need for self-esteem. What we need today is a new program design that combines temporal flexibility with known effective child care and educational practices. It is recommended that these new blends of early education and child care be developed to avoid identification with indigence and maternal ineptness. Those programs should provide incentives for mothers to become involved so that through training, they achieve self determination. It is further recommended that researchers be funded to continue to search for the most effective techniques of early education. (MH)
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