Chapter 3. Cognitive Growth Outside the Home

  1. Sharon K. Hall

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305197.ch3

Raising Kids in the 21st Century: The Science of Psychological Health for Children

Raising Kids in the 21st Century: The Science of Psychological Health for Children

How to Cite

Hall, S. K. (2008) Cognitive Growth Outside the Home, in Raising Kids in the 21st Century: The Science of Psychological Health for Children, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305197.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158060

Online ISBN: 9781444305197

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Keywords:

  • maternal employment debate;
  • cognitive growth outside home;
  • working poor - less options for childcare;
  • low-income families relying on low-quality childcare;
  • mother-only households comprising large proportion of low-income families;
  • United States - 33 percent children - single-parent household;
  • Project Head Start - environment providing free childcare to poor families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Childcare Alternatives

  • Maternal Employment Debate

  • Childcare and Early Education Needs in the United States

  • “Elementary, my dear Watson”

  • The Effective School Ethos

  • Schooling and Stereotype Threat

  • Ameliorating Bias

  • Ready for the Next Step

  • Middle School

  • Biological and Environmental Transitions

  • Extra! Extra! Extracurricular!

  • High School

  • Media, Children, and Adult Filters

  • Childcare Notes

  • School Choice Notes