Educating Young Children in WPA Nursery Schools: Federally-Funded Early Childhood Education from 1933-1943

1st Edition

Molly Quest Arboleda

Published October 10, 2018
Reference - 164 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815383840 - CAT# K339588
Series: Routledge Research in Education


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Educating Young Children in WPA Nursery Schools, the first full-length national study of the WPA nursery school program, helps to explain why universal preschool remains an elusive goal. This book argues that program success in operating nursery schools throughout the United States during the Great Depression was an important New Deal achievement. By highlighting the program’s strengths—its ideals, its curriculum, and its community outreach—the author offers a blueprint for creating a universal preschool program that benefits both children and their families. This volume uncovers the forgotten perspective of WPA nursery school leaders and highlights the program’s innovative curriculum for young children by incorporating both extensive archival research and neglected sources.

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