Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies Council on Early Childhood Records

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21 linear feet (21 SB)

This center, established in 1971, provided a multidisciplinary forum for faculty, students, and community representatives in the field of early childhood development. Academic membership came from the fields of anthropology, child development, education, law, medicine, nursing, physical education, psychology, social work and sociology. Community representatives were affiliated with public schools and Head Start programs, the Detroit/Wayne County Child Care Coordinating Council, Michigan Department of Social Services, campus day care services, United Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit and Detroit Association for the Education of Young Children.

The Center participated in the Michigan Department of Social Services statewide Day Care Provider Training Project, the Neighborhood Family Resource Centers and the Child Care Coordinating Council. The collection also contains records relating to Council-sponsored programs such as “The City As a Support to the Functioning of the Family,” a 1978 seminar featuring Dr. Margaret Mead, and the “Children of One-Parent Households” conference held in 1979.

The collection contains records of the Early Childhood Education Oral History Project, initiated in 1986 to capture the memories and experiences of pioneers in child care and child development in metropolitan Detroit.

1938-1995, bulk 1970s-1980s
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