The Young Child and the Educative Process

Almost exactly 10 years ago Project Head Start was born out of the federal government’s “War on Poverty.” For the first time, a comprehensive program of services for young children (3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds) and their families was launched nation-wide. The years since then have been marked by intense activity in early childhood education. Never before has there been such a proliferation of programs designed specifically for preschool children. Never before has there been such a concern for the rights and needs of the young child on the part of educators, parents, public agencies, organizations, and the federal government.

Almost exactly 10 years ago Project Head Start was born out of the federal government’s “War on Poverty.” For the first time, a comprehensive program of services for young children (3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds) and their families was launched nation-wide. The years since then have been marked by intense activity in early childhood education. Never before has there been such a proliferation of programs designed specifically for preschool children. Never before has there been such a concern for the rights and needs of the young child on the part of educators, parents, public agencies, organizations, and the federal government.

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