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The Tragedy of Child Care in America$
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Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300122336

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300122336.001.0001

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Preschool-Age Child Care

Preschool-Age Child Care

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(p.98) Chapter Six Preschool-Age Child Care
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The Tragedy of Child Care in America
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Edward Zigler

Katherine Marsland

Heather Lord

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0006

This chapter examines four types of child care arrangements for preschoolers: full-day child care settings (including centers, family child care providers, relatives, and babysitters); private preschools; state-funded preschools operating in forty states; and Head Start. It assesses the ability of each type of arrangement to meet the often competing demands of being a service for working parents and being a developmental context for young children. It concludes with policy recommendations to resolve the child care challenges of preschoolers, with specific attention to the potential of the School of the 21st Century program.

Keywords:   child care services, preschool children, day-care, private preschools, state-funded preschools, Head Start, School of the 21st Century program

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