ERIC Number: ED319485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Economic and Social Benefits of Early Childhood Education. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education and Health of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States. One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
Testimony on economic and social benefits of early childhood education, and on legislation to amend the Head Start Act and provide funds to increase the number of spaces in Head Start was offered at a hearing in New York City. Testimony concerned: (1) the successes of Head Start, the unmet needs of disadvantaged youth, and the need to expand the program; (2) the need for research on new conditions confronting child service programs; (3) the increasing magnitude of human crises in New York City and ways to involve the corporate community in early childhood programs; (4) New York's Experimental Prekindergarten Program; (5) revisions recommended for Head Start; (6) preschool programs as a way to attract workers to the region and keep them there; (7) successes of Head Start participants; (8) Urie Bronfenbrenner's views on the crucial components of early childhood programs and the need for linkages between programs, families served, health and social services, the schools, and parents' work places; (9) costs of early childhood education programs and effects of program quality on children; (10) corporate support for early childhood programs; and (11) written responses to follow-up questions posed by committee members. (RH)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Program Costs, Program Improvement, Social Influences, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)