ERIC Number: ED325204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Four-Year-Olds and Public Schooling. ERIC Digest.
This ERIC Digest discusses public schooling for 4-year-old children and other preschoolers. Sections concern: (1) conditions presently creating a need for child care and early education; (2) the population to be served; (3) program types, including the traditional preschool, the academic preschool, and a hybrid form; (4) program sites; and (5) child care in public schools. While the clamor to place 4-year-olds in public schools continues, it should be remembered that 4-year-olds are but one subgroup of the preschool population and schools provide only one alternative for their care and education. Questions about the public support of child care for all preschool children will continue to be raised. (RH)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.