Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Promise of Preschool – From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Promise of Preschool: From Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Elizabeth Rose


How did the United States move from seeing preschool as a way to give the nation's poorest children a “head start” to seeing preschool as the beginning of public education for all children? Advocates and policymakers have recently had remarkable success at expanding preschool in many parts of the country, and are gaining support for federal action as well. Yet questions still remain about the best ways to shape policy that will fulfill the promise of preschool. The Promise of Preschool investigates how policy choices in the past forty‐five years—such as the creation of Head Start in the 1960s, ... More

Keywords: Preschool, Head Start, child care, policy, history, early education, Oklahoma, New York, Georgia, New Jersey

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395075
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Rose, author
Central Connecticut State University
Author Webpage