Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy

October 2010

Ron Haskins and Steve Barnett focus on Early Head Start, Head Start, and home visiting programs in this collection of papers they edit. Promising recommendations include closing ineffective Head Start centers or giving other program operators the opportunity to compete for Head Start.

Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy

Edited by Ron Haskins and W. Steven Barnett (September 2010)

The introduction of this volume details government spending on three early childhood programs – Early Head Start, Head Start, and home-visiting programs. Co-editors Ron Haskins and Steve Barnett also review enrollment in each type of program, review the contrasting papers presented on each program, and recommend policies designed to increase the returns on investment produced by these early childhood programs.

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