Preschool Education in America: The Culture of Young Children from the Colonial Era to the Present
This comprehensive history describes policies and programs for the education of three-, four-, and five-year-olds in the United States since the colonial era. It also traces efforts to make preschool education part of the public school system and shows why these efforts have been rejected, despite increasing evidence that preschools are beneficial for all young children. 24 illustrations.
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