Twenty-five years after the founding of Head Start, the nation's most politically successful program for young children has discovered men. The Department of Health and Human Services is using Head Start as the centerpiece of its "male initiative" to increase the involvement of fathers and other males in the lives of young children. This review, which synthesizes relevant literature on child development, parent involvement, and service delivery, offers a set of guidelines that policymakers can use to increase the likelihood that male involvement with preschool education at the national or local level will be successful. (Author abstract modified)
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