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ERIC Number: ED508271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-19
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Testimony of Gina Adams, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute. Before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Hearing on "Improving Early Childhood Development Policies and Practices"
Adams, Gina
Urban Institute (NJ1)
This paper presents the testimony of Gina Adams before the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Hearing on "Improving Early Childhood Development Policies and Practices." This testimony was presented to the House Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives last March 19, 2009. She talks about how child care and early education settings have turned into a reality for millions of American families with young children today. Many working families must find someone to care for their children while the parents work, and seek a safe nurturing and learning environment for that purpose. And many families, regardless of their work status, seek out early care and education programs as their children approach the kindergarten years because they want to help prepare them for school. As a consequence, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, 12.4 million children younger than 6--or 60 percent of all children--are regularly in the care of someone other than their parents today. In her testimony, the author talks about where children are being cared for, the challenges their families face, and the key policy issues that should be considered to address these problems. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute