By Matia Finn-Stevenson, Edward Zigler
In this timely book, Matia Finn-Stevenson & Edward Zigler argue that the federal government cannot solve the problems of school-linked child care & family support services-that, like education, these problems should be solved locally. The authors use their School for the 21st Century program as an example of how schools can provide child care, outreach services, home visitations, & health & nutrition services-in addition to reading, writing, & arithmetic. Whereas Part Two of the book discusses the authors' School for the 21st Century program in considerable detail, Parts One & Three address a broader range of issues concerning the effects that early education has on later school success & the various policy & conceptual approaches that have been tried, both nationally & internationally. The authors also critically review the research on the effects of child care & environment & on family support services.