In India, in the second half of the twentieth century, there was a vastly increased concern for the welfare of children. Various developmental programs were undertaken for the improvement of children’s status, especially in rural families. This book, first published in 1979, examines these programs and considers the enormous challenge of child care under the wide variety of conditions in this vast country.

chapter I|13 pages


chapter II|5 pages

Historical overview of child care

chapter V|7 pages


chapter VII|16 pages


chapter VIII|76 pages

Specific systems of child care: programs

chapter IX|10 pages

Research related to the young child

chapter X|13 pages

Future directions