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Child care today : getting it right for everyone

Author: Penelope Leach
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Penelope Leach, the universally admired author of the best-selling classic Your Baby and Child, diagnoses the state of child care in America and the world today. Who is caring for today's children' How well are they succeeding' What does care cost, and who is paying for it' Leach answers these and other urgent questions with facts and figures gathered from the most current research, brought to life by the voices of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008038373
(OCoLC)232980276
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Leach
ISBN: 9780307271266 0307271269 1299266258 9781299266254
OCLC Number: 441319575
Description: 1 online resource (x, 350 pages)
Contents: The context for child care --
The issues --
How much child care? What kinds and where? --
Parents and child care --
Introduction : family care, the baseline --
Shared care by mothers and fathers --
Care by full-time mothers --
Fathers as principal care providers --
Grandparent care --
Care by nannies, au pairs, and other in-home child care providers --
Introduction : "formal care" --
Family day care --
Child care centers or nurseries --
Integrated care and education : children's centers and extended schools --
Introduction : quality of care from various viewpoints --
Quality of care from research viewpoints --
Quality of care from parents' viewpoints --
Quality of care from children's viewpoints --
Choosing child care --
Introduction : Is better child care a priority? --
Politics and policies, models and money --
Families and child care --
Some signposts to the way forward for politicians, policy makers, and professionals --
Some signposts to the way forward for parents and children.
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Penelope Leach, the universally admired author of the best-selling classic Your Baby and Child, diagnoses the state of child care in America and the world today. Who is caring for today's children' How well are they succeeding' What does care cost, and who is paying for it' Leach answers these and other urgent questions with facts and figures gathered from the most current research, brought to life by the voices of parents, including those involved in her own five-year study. She highlights the urgent need in America today for measures to raise the quality of child care and to make the best care we can provide available to all families, just as it is in most other developed nations. Setting out clearly and candidly what is known about every aspect of child care'including the often hidden feelings and fears of parents'Leach presents a critical case for change. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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