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Providing a Sure StartHow government discovered early childhood$
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Naomi Eisenstadt

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427304

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427304.001.0001

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How it all started

How it all started

(p.1) One How it all started
Providing a Sure Start

Naomi Eisenstadt

Policy Press

This chapter includes the background and history of the creation of a new programme called Sure Start. The expected outcome of the programme was a reduction in the disadvantage that low-income children experienced on school entry. It tells the story of what happened over the next twelve years in policy and practice for young children following that first meeting with Glass. It tells the story of how a new government decided to invest in young children, what their hopes were for that investment, and to what extent those hopes were realised. It charts the development of Sure Start from the viewpoint of neither an academic historian, politician, nor career civil servant.

Keywords:   Sure Start, disadvantage, low-income, Glass, school entry

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