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The Good-bye Window: A Year in the Life of a Day-care Center (Hardback)
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The Good-bye Window: A Year in the Life of a Day-care Center (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/11/1998
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Brown takes us behind the scenes at a day-care center that works. At Red Caboose, one of the oldest independent centers in the country, we meet teachers who have worked with young children for more than twenty years. We watch the child-care union and parents struggle to negotiate a contract without ripping apart the fabric of trust and love that holds the Red Caboose community together. We investigate the center's sometimes precarious finances, to see what keeps Red Caboose going at a time when other good centers are disappearing. Best of all, we get to know the children, families, and teachers of Red Caboose - their struggles, their sorrows, their triumphs. Brown sets her rich and engaging stories in the greater political and social context of our time. Why is so much child care bad? Why should working Americans worry about the link between welfare reform and child care? What can we learn from the history of child care?

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299158705
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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