Daycare Debate/Bibliography

Query From Helen S. Schwartz 09 Sept 1997

I'm working on a museum exhibit on the last 100 years of child rearing advice and practice and could use some help on the topic of daycare. Does anyone know of any good articles or books that outline the debates over daycare and Head Start from the 1960s to today? It would be only a small part of the whole exhibit so what I really need is a good overview rather than government reports, etc. Thanks in advance...


Coontz, Stephanie _The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America's Changing Families_(NY: Basic Books, 1997)

Lamb, Michael, Ed. _Child Care in Context: Cross-Cultural Perspective on Child Care_(1992)

Michel, Sonya Forthcoming book (Spring 1998) _Children's Interests/Mothers' Rights: The Shaping of America's Child Care Policy_(Yale U Press)

Zigler, Ed _Head Start: The Inside Story_, and other of his books

Other Suggestions:

Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Washington, D.C. Web page at:

The Bush Center in Child Development at Yale University

National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D.C.

National Head Start Association, Arlington, Virginia