ERIC Number: ED312044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
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Developing an Early Childhood Care and Development Strategy for the '90s.
Evans, Judith L.
This document highlights some of the major accomplishments in early childhood care and development in the 1970s. Accomplishments noted include the following: (1) Practitioners were able to "sell" many people on the importance of early childhood care and development based on the economics of the investment; (2) Practitioners created an abundance of strategies for the provision of preschool education for children of 3-6 years of age; (3) Practitioners created a range of training and dissemination systems in order to make early childhood programing available to a wider audience; and (4) Practitioners demonstrated that the most effective programs are those which integrate health, education, nutrition, social, and economic development programs, and that younger children benefit from such interventions more than older children. Practitioners are just beginning to see movement toward greater collaboration between government, donor agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. The discussion raises questions related to the accomplishments of the 70s and articulates some of the challenges facing those with a stake in the 1990s. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Development (21st, Hong Kong, July 31-August 4, 1989).