ERIC Number: ED167277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Long Road to an Unresolved Problem: Comprehensive Child Care in the U.S.
This booklet reviews the history, current conditions, and future prospects of child care programs in America. Institutionalization of children, placement in foster homes and nurseries, the professionalization of day nurseries, federal monetary assistance to nursery schools, increases in the number of working mothers, and recent proposals for comprehensive care are briefly recounted. The controversy over public vs. private control of early childhood education is discussed. The position of the American Federation of Teachers is advocated. It is concluded that only if the government is willing to make a major change in social policy will it be possible to avoid having inadequate and limited child care develop into a problem of catastrophic proportions. A major recommendation is that public schools act as coordinators for all children's services. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Political Issues, Public Schools, School Districts, School Involvement, School Role
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, 11 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (Item No. 630; single copy, free; additional copies, $0.25 each)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.