The Failed Union of Head Start and Child Care

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393767
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199776993 | DOI:


The Failed Union of Head Start and Child Care

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This chapter describes events during the late 1960s and early 1970s that came within a breath of expanding and joining Head Start to a national child care system. This system would have been a giant leap toward meeting the child care needs not only of poor children but of all children of working parents in America. Many Head Start advocates were not particularly enthusiastic about the program becoming a relatively small part of a much larger combined effort, and they were unhappy with the idea of allowing wealthier parents to join and potentially wrest control from the poor families.

Keywords: poor children; pre-school children; intervention programs; education programs; child care; Head Start

Chapter.  12323 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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