"The international education community observes Early Childhood in India with respect and awe; educating the world’s largest population of preschool-aged children takes imagination and grit. This scholarly yet practical book focuses on ‘quality’ in eight innovative, multi-age programmes in diverse marginalised communities. The authors distil common elements underpinning successful education under intense economic and social pressures.
"This book, drawn from a landmark multi-site study of early childhood education in India, provides a wealth of culturally and contextually specific approaches to conceptualizing and improving quality in early learning programs. Lessons of this book -- for grounding programs in culture and local context, for meaningful community involvement, and for a systems approach to partnerships and scale -- will deepen praxis and inform early childhood policy for years to come."
"This book is among the first of its kind – bringing together nuanced analysis and engaging case studies – that cuts across different areas like neurosciences, child development, linguistics, cultural studies, pre-school education and sociology. It provides valuable insights on how we could restructure early childhood education, especially for children who are marginalised.