911: Early Childhood Politics and Policies
February 8, 9, 10, 11
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
This class will explore the approach that the United States has taken to support the education and care of the young and children. It will examine the history and politics of federal, state, and local early learning, child care, and after school programs, the relationship between the needs of young children and their working mothers, and the challenges facing the early childhood workforce.
Class Format: Lecture and Discussion
Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session
Study Group Leader(s):
Helen Blank led the child care and early education work at the Children’s Defense Fund for 24 years and for 16 years at the National Women’s Law Center. She was on the forefront of federal and state developments in the field.