ERIC Number: EJ836635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Invest in Early Childhood Education
Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Reid, Jeanne L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n8 p572-576 Apr 2009
The history of American early education is one of changing roles and goals. As federal engagement in early childhood has shifted in response to social, political, and economic needs, few policy efforts have focused on long-term planning or coordination. The authors identify the appropriate roles of federal, state, and local governments and make 13 recommendations for ways the federal government can develop an excellent, coherent, and equitable system of early childhood education.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Federal Government, Government Role, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Child Development, State Standards, Community Role, Tax Credits, Preschool Education, Low Income, Federal Programs, Standards, Grants
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Higher Education Act 1965; No Child Left Behind Act 2001