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ERIC Number: ED060946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-4
Pages: 18
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Children's Needs in the 70's: A Federal Perspective.
Zigler, Edward
The Director, Office of Child Development (DHEW), discusses the nation's treatment of its children. The shortcomings of the Country and society are described in relation to the treatment of foster children, adoption laws, children's institutions, and the attack on Head Start. Director Zigler states that a look at the goals of the Head Start program shows that what has been achieved is quite impressive. He further states that he believes that it is the most important social action effort ever mounted on behalf of needy children in this country. He forsees a progression from Head Start to types of centers that would provide a variety of services for children, one very important one being day care. These centers of the future, he feels, must be heterogeneous in terms of socioeconomic classes. What this nation must do, Director Zigler says, is develop an entirely new cadre of child care workers, along with more circumscribed training which will receive formal recognition. He also recommends that this nation develop centers to help parents in the parenting function; we should insist, he states, that as part of high school life, every adolescent receives courses in parenting--tutoring children and working in day care centers. Other help for parents will be through programs such as Homestart and a "Sesame Street" for parents. (DB)
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Identifiers: Homestart Program; Project Head Start
Note: Paper presented at the 79th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September 4, 1971