Arguing that the US federal government cannot solve the problems of school-linked child-care and family-support services, this work proposes that, like education, these problems should be solved locally. The second part of the book discusses in considerable detail the programme which, since 1987, has been implemented in 500 schools in 20 states, but the first and third parts address a broader range of issues concerning the effects that early education has on later school success and the various policy and conceptual approaches that have been tried, both nationally and internationally. The authors also critically review the research on the effects of child-care and environment and on family-support services.
Schools of the 21st Century
Linking Child Care and Education