A brief history of federal financing for child care in the United States.

  title={A brief history of federal financing for child care in the United States.},
  author={Abby Joseph Cohen},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={6 2},
  • A. J. Cohen
  • Published 1996
  • Political Science
  • The Future of children
Over the past 60 years, the federal government has provided funding for child care and early education programs in fits and starts. Funding has fluctuated in amount and purpose, with the result that today's child care financing system is a confused collection of funding streams with no uniform goals, standards, or administrative structure. This article traces the history of federal funding for child care and early education programs in the United States and examines how the values of American… 

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