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Prologue: The Why of Early Childhood Education


by Milton E. Akers 1972

To speak of offering a broad program of services for young children without recognition of the fact that it will necessitate money--and lots of it is not only an exercise in futility but sheer hypocrisy. We also must come to grips with the human problem of learning how to share and coordinate funds and energies without the threat of loss of personal or institutional identity. When and only when this nation really understands the significance of offering the young child the best beginning in life that our knowledge can produce will we accomplish a real commitment expressed in terms of necessary funds. With such a commitment, possibly a brighter, more productive present may be expected for the young child, with boundless possibilities for his future functioning as a socially competent adult.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 71, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 6, 1972, p. 1-12
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19505, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 5:04:45 PM

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  • Milton Akers
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
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    MILTON E. AKERS is the Executive Director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
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