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ERIC Number: EJ975513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Play School: Where Children and Families Learn and Grow Together
McDermott, Lori Berger
Young Children, v67 n2 p81-86 Mar 2012
A growing body of national research confirms that significant levels of learning and growth occur during early childhood, and that it is important, from a public policy perspective, to increase access to quality programs and services that support the development of skills and attitudes children need to succeed. Clearly, no one-size-fits-all program exists, and it will continue to take a mixed system of programs and services to improve the developmental outcomes for all children. This being said, Play School's unique ability to help educate children at various ages and stages of development and, at the same time, to give direct support to parents and guardians sets it apart as a program worthy of investment. If replicated in other communities, programs like Play School could support more young children as learners and parents/guardians as first teachers, thus addressing the goal of helping young children be successful in school and life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts