This Encyclopedia is a reference work about young children in the USA, designed for use by policy makers, community planners, parents of young children, teacher and early childhood educators, programme and school administrators, among others. The field of early childhood education has been affected by changes taking place in the nationas economy, demographics, schools, communities and families that influence political and professional decisions. These diverse historical, political economic, socio-cultural, intellectual and educational influences on early childhood education have hindered the development of a clear definition of the field. The Encyclopedia provides an opportunity to define the field against the background of these influences and relates the field of early childhood education to its diverse contexts and to the cultural and technological resources currently affecting it.Family day care quality seems to range from poor to adequate (Kontos, 1989) and influences childrena#39;s development in tandem with the family context. References Bollin, G. (March 1989). Diversity in attitudes about family day care among sponsored family day care providers. ... must have one year of prior experience in a small family day care home for 6 or fewer children before opening a group home).
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Education|
|Author||:||Doris Pronin Fromberg, Leslie R Williams|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-05-23|