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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