Young ME. 1996. Early child development: Investing in the future. Washington, DC: World Bank, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 102 pp. (Directions in development)
Annotation: This book presents an overview of many international programs undertaken to improve the life of children, particularly from birth to eight years of age. Part 1 focuses on describing the theory behind early childhood education and includes sections on the case for early intervention, approaches to the development of young children, and paying for child development programs. Part 2 discusses the practice of early childhood education and includes sections on educating parents, training caregivers, delivering services to children, reforming formal education systems to include preschoolers, and educating throughout the mass media. Case studies presented are from from Israel, Turkey, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, the former East Bloc, Kenya, United States, India, Kazakstan, Guyana, Philippines, Chile, El Salvador, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nigeria. Boxes and tables illustrate cases and highlight information throughout the book. A bibliography completes the book.
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Keywords: Caregivers, Case studies, Child health, Early childhood development, Early childhood education, Early childhood educators, Early intervention, Financing, International health, Mass media, Parents, Program descriptions, Reform, Service delivery