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Child Trends Databank

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Reggio Children

In the Library: Articles

Acocella, Joan. "Mother's helpers," New Yorker (5/5/03):94-98. Review essay on Hulbert, Raising America.

Bane, Mary Jo. "Who cares about child care?" Working Papers for a New Society 2,1 (spr 74):33-40.

Hofferth, S. & D. Phillips. "Child care in the US, 1970 to 1995," Journal of Marriage & the Family 49 (1987):559-71.

Ovi, A. "Cheese, children & container cranes: learning from Reggio Emilia," Daedalus 130,3 (2001):105-18.

Pratt, K. "In defense of day care," Parent Magazine (9/01):37-38.

Rothman, Sheila M. "Other people's children: the day care experience in America," Public Interest 30 (win 73).

Rudnack, T. "The ten best schools in the world & what we can learn from them," Newsweek (12/2/91):50-59.

Saraceno, Chiara. "Women as mothers & service workers in Italian daycare," Feminist Studies 19 (1984).

Scarr, S. "American child care today," American Psychologist 53,2 (1998):95-108.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allen, Sally V. & others. Perspectives on Child Care (Washington: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1973).

Blau, David M. The Child Care Problem: An Economic Analysis (NY: Russell Sage, 2001).

Booth, Alan (ed.) Child Care in the 1990s: Trends & Consequences (Hillsdale NJ: L. Erlbaum, 1992).

Bosewitz, René. Waifdom in the Soviet Union: Features of the Subculture & Reeducation (NY: Peter Lang, 1988). On the work of A.S. Makarenko.

Bowlby, John. Child Care & the Growth of Love (2nd ed. abridged & edited by Margery Fry; Baltimore: Penguin, 1966).

Brazelton, T. Berry. Toddlers & Parents: A Declaration of Independence (NY: Delacorte, 1974).

__________. To Listen to a Child: Understanding the Normal Problems of Growing Up (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1984).

__________. Working & Caring (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1985).

__________. Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional & Behavioral Development (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992).

__________ & Stanley I. Greenspan. The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn & Flourish (Cambridge MA: Perseus, 2000).

Buriel, Raymond. Child Care in the Latino Community: Needs, Preferences & Access (Claremont CA: Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, 1998).

Cancelmo, Joseph H. & Carol Bandini. Child Care for Love or Money?: A Guide to Navigating the Parent-Caregiver Relationship (Northvale NJ: Jason Aronson, 1999).

Capizzano, Jeffrey A.; Gina Adams & Freya Sonenstein. Child Care Arrangements for Children Under Five: Variation Across States (Washington: Urban Institute, 2000).

Children's Defense Fund. America's Children Falling Behind: The US & the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Washington: CDF, 1992).

Delpit, L. Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom (NY: Free Press, 1995).

Dewey, John. Democracy & Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education (NY: Free Press, 1968).

Dickenson, David K. & Patton O. Tabors (eds.) Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home & School (Baltimore: Brookes, 2001).

Duckworth, Eleanor Ruth. "The Having of Wonderful Ideas" & Other Essays on Teaching & Learning [1987] (2nd ed.; NY: Teacher's College, 1996).

Edwards, Carolyn; Lella Gandini & George Forman (eds.) The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Childhood Education (Norwood NJ: Ablex, 1993).

__________; Lella Gandina & George Forman (eds.) The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Approach, Advanced Reflections (2nd ed.; Greenwich CT: Ablex, 1998).

Erikson, Erik. Childhood & Society (NY: Norton, 1950).

Federal Interagency Forum on Children & Family Statistics. America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (Washington: GPO, 1999).

Fernández, John P. Child Care & Corporate Productivity: Resolving Family/Work Conflicts (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1986).

Friedan, Betty. Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work & Family (ed. Brigid O'Farrell; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1998).

Gardner, Howard; David Henry Feldman & Mara Krechevsky (eds.) Project Zero Frameworks for Early Childhood Education (NY: Teachers College, 1998).

Giudici, C. Ring-Around the Rosy (Cambridge MA: Project Zero Summer Institute, 2000).

Greenspan, Stanley I. & Nancy Thorndike Greenspan. The Essential Partnership: How Parents & Children Can Meet the Emotional Challenges of Infancy & Childhood (NY: Viking, 1989).

__________ & Beryl Lieff Benderly. The Growth of the Mind: & the Endangered Origins of Intelligence (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997).

__________ & George M. Pollock (eds.) The Course of Life (Madison CT: International U. Press, 1998).

__________ & Serena Wieder with Robin Simons. The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual & Emotional Growth (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1998).

__________ with Jacqueline Salmon. The Four-Thirds Solution: Solving the Child-Care Crisis in America Today (Cambridge MA: Perseus, 2001).

__________. The Secure Child: Helping Children Feel Safe & Confident in a Changing World (Cambridge MA: Perseus, 2002).

Halfon, Neal; Kathryn Taafe McLearn & Mark A. Schuster (eds.) Child Rearing in America: Challenges Facing Parents & Young Children (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Hawkins, David. The Informed Vision: Essays on Learning & Human Nature (NY: Agathon, 1974).

Hawkins, Frances Pockman. The Logic of Action: Young Children at Work (NY: Pantheon, 1974).

Hulbert, Ann. Raising America: Experts, Parents, & a Century of Advice about Children (NY: Knopf, 2003).

Ispa, Jean. Child Care in Russia: In Transition (Westport: Bergin & Garvey, 1994).

John-Steiner, Vera. Creative Collaboration (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Leach, Penelope. The Child Care Encyclopedia: A Parents' Guide to the Physical & Emotional Well-Being of Children from Birth through Adolescence (NY: Knopf, 1984).

__________. Your Growing Child: From Bayhood through Adolescence (NY: Knopf, 1989).

__________. Children First: What Our Society Must Do -- and Is Not Doing -- for Our Children Today (NY: Knopf, 1994).

Lombardi, Joan. Time to Care: Redesigning Child Care to Promote Education, Support Families, & Build Communities (NY: Century Foundation, 2003).

Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Syndrome (Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 2005).

Kahn, Alfred J. & Sheila B. Kamerman. Child Care: Facing the Hard Choices (Dover MA: Auburn House, 1987).

Kamerman, Sheila B. & Alfred J. Kahn (eds.) Child Care, Parental Leave, & the Under 3s: Policy Innovation in Europe (NY: Auburn House, 1991).

Klass, Carol Speekman. The Child Care Provider: Promoting Young Children's Development (Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes, 1999).

Kobayashi, Noboru & T. Berry Brazelton (eds.) The Growing Child in Family & Society: An Interdisciplinary Study in Parent-Infant Bonding (Tokyo: U. Tokyo, 1984).

Levitan, Sar A. & Karen Cleary Alderman. Child Care & ABC's Too (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1975).

Mardell, Ben. From Basketball to the Beatles: In Search of Compelling Early Childhood Curriculum (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 1999).

__________. Growing Up in Child Care: A Case for Quality Early Education (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 2002).

Minty, Brian. Child Care & Adult Crime (NY: St. Martin's, 1987).

Muscari, Ann & Wenda Wardell Morrone. Child Care that Works: How Families Can Share Their Lives with Child Care & Thrive (NY: Doubleday, 1989).

n.a. Project Zero & Reggio Children: Making Learning Visible. Children as Individual & Group Learners (Reggio Emilia: Reggio Children, 2001).

Nugent, J. Kevin; Barry M. Lester & T. Berry Brazelton (eds.) The Cultural Context of Infancy (Norwood NJ: Ablex, 1991).

Paley, Virginia. White Teacher (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1979).

__________. Wally's Stories (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1981).

__________. Mollie's Three: Growing Up in School (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1986).

__________. You Say You Can't Play (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1992).

Purdy, Laura M. In Their Best Interest? The Case Against Equal Rights for Children (Ithaca: Cornell, 1992).

Reeves, Diane Lindsey. Child Care Crisis: A Reference Handbook (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 1992).

Roby, Pamela A. (ed.) Child Care: Who Cares? Foreign & Domestic Infant & Early Childhood Development Policies (NY: Basic Books, 1973).

Rogers, Fred. The Mister Rogers Parenting Book (

Schiller, Judith D. Child-Care Alternatives & Emotional Well-Being (NY: Praeger, 1980).

Sher, Margery Leveen & Madeline Fried. Child Care Options: A Workplace Initiative for the 21st Century (Phoenix: Oryx, 1994).

Vygotsky, Lev. Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1978).

Weddell, Margaret. Child Care Pioneers (London: Epworth, 1958).

Werner, Emmy E. Child Care: Kith, Kin, & Hired Hands (Baltimore: University Park, 1984).

Yogman, Michael W. & T. Berry Brazelton (eds.) In Support of Families (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1986).

Zigler, Edward F. & Mary Long (eds.) Child Care Choices: Balancing he Needs of Children, Families, & Society (NY: Free Press, 1991).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Child Care: Who Cares?" [1986], dir. Kathy Williamson, 30 m.

"Discipline: Teaching Limits with Love" [1997], by New Screen Concepts, 27m. From I Am Your Child Foundation.

"Everyone Rides the Carousel" [1975], dir. John Hubley, 72m. Beautiful exploration of Erik Erikson's "Eight Stages of Man".

"Worthy Work, Worthless Wages" [1991], dir. Melissa Young, 14m. From Moving Images.

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