Kirp, David L.

Kids first : five big ideas for transforming children's lives and America's future / Kids f1rst David L. Kirp. - 1st ed. - New York : PublicAffairs, c2011. - xiii, 270 p. ; 22 cm.

On cover, the word "first" is spelled with a "1" instead of an "i".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-258) and index.

Introduction: From crib to college -- The littlest schoolhouse: teaching parents to teach their kids -- A garden of earthly delights: delivering brainy education to tots -- All together now: creating academies of learning and life -- The kindness of strangers: offering kids a helping hand -- The universal piggy bank: giving every child a nest egg -- The smart politics of the heart -- Appendix: A kids-first budget.

Kirp clarifies the importance of our investing wisely in children, and offers accounts of five big cradle-to-college initiatives that can change the arc of all children's lives.

9781586489472 (hbk.) 158648947X (hbk.)


Preschool teaching--United States--Anecdotes.
Early childhood education--United States--Anecdotes.
School children--Attitudes.--United States

LB1140.23 / .K55 2011