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The Promise of PreschoolFrom Head Start to Universal Pre-Kindergarten$
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Elizabeth Rose

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395075.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
The Promise of Preschool

Elizabeth Rose (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The United States' approach to educating and caring for young children relies on a patchwork of public and private programs serving children of different economic backgrounds, ages, and needs. Policymakers' decisions over the past 40 years have helped create this fragmented and market‐based system. Today's advocates are pushing to define preschool as part of public education, and to offer it to all children. The book will explore how past policy decisions have brought us to the current campaign for universal pre‐kindergarten, and how history can inform the questions that need to be answered in order to move ahead.

Keywords:   child care, Head Start, preschool, history, policy, children

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