Publication Date: May 8, 2003
This single-volume resource provides detailed information on current large-scale and longitudinal research studies focusing on early childhood development—the situations and experiences of young American children. Twenty-eight studies are profiled, addressing such issues as early childhood interventions for children in poverty, neighborhood characteristics and residence patterns of children and their families, the role of fathers in families, school readiness and the transition to school, and maternal employment issues, including child care and welfare reform.
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Allison Sidle Fuligni is a Research Scientist at the UCLA Center for the Improvement of Child Care Quality. Lisa J. Berlin is a Research Scholar at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University.
“This volume compiles all of the major research efforts in early childhood development conducted in recent years. Students, scholars, policymakers, and workers in the field will be grateful to the editors for making this immense knowledge base so easily accessible.”
—Edward Zigler, Sterling Professor Emeritus, Yale University