Responding to the current national concern for enhanced commitments to early education, this book examines what states are currently doing, what has proven effective, and what the existing body of knowledge offers educators, policymakers, and others seeking successful approaches to governance. Featuring chapters by prominent, thoughtful scholars and practitioners, this is the first volume to specifically focus on early childhood governance. Reflective and prospective, this seminal contribution is designed to be immediately germane to the burgeoning field of ECE. Readers will find the latest thinking, the most recent experiences, and an honest review of the governance issues facing ECE today and into the future—all in one resource.
Contributors: Missy Cochenour, Harriet Dichter, Stacie G. Goffin, Rebecca E. Gomez, Rolf Grafwallner, Kathleen Hebbeler, Susan Hibbard, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Sarah LeMoine, Elliot M. Regenstein, Thomas Rendon, Beth Rous, Diana Schaack, Thomas Schultz, Catherine Scott-Little, Kate Tarrant