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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published by Redleaf Press 10 Yorkton Court St. Paul, MN 55117 © 2015 by Michael Gramling All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted on a specific page, no portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or capturing on any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer, who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review to be printed in a maga- zine or newspaper, or electronically transmitted on radio, television, or the Internet. First edition 2015 Cover design by Jim Handrigan Cover photograph by Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock Interior design by Dorie McClelland, Spring Book Design Typeset in Adobe Minion Pro Printed in the United States of America 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Gramling, Michael. The great disconnect in early childhood education : what we know vs. what we do / Michael Gramling. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60554-399-4 (alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-60554-400-7 (ebook) 1. Early childhood education--United States--History. 2. Early childhood education--Social aspects--United States. 3. Child care--United States-- History. I. Title. LB1139.25.G73 2015 372.21--dc23 2014041252 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL