(NCCF) advances the policy, education, and development of children and their families. Housed at Teachers College, Columbia University, the Center produces and applies interdisciplinary research to improve practice and to raise public awareness of social issues that affect the well-being of children and families in the United States and around the world.
This study, entitled “Young Children’s Early Experiences: Examining Differences on Long Island,” describes the availability of services for young children and families in eight school districts on Long Island. Special attention is paid to the question of whether different subpopulations, within and across communities, have differential access to services. The second goal was to assess the quality of child care and early childhood education.
In this seminal volume, leading authorities strategize about how to create early childhood systems that transcend politics and economics to serve the needs of all young children.
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In a conference call with education reporters, Kagan said, "everybody is waking up to the importance of very high-quality programs for all young children.”
Through a wide range of studies, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn has led the way in showing how environments influence the well-being of young people. Click here to read the article.
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