Home is where the heart is: The Role of Voluntary Home Visitation Programs in Ensuring Fair Equality of Opportunity for Families
Smith, Madison E.
Washington and Lee University, Shepherd Poverty Program
Capabilities approach (Social sciences)
Early childhood education
Perry Preschool Project (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
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Madison Smith is a member of the Class of 2016 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]Children from low-income families come to the first day of kindergarten developmentally behind. While education policy has worked to mitigate this disparity, early education programs are not enough to promote true equality of opportunity for children. However, voluntary home visiting programs have proven useful in promoting the capabilities of both parents and children, and policy should be committed to these programs as viable solutions to developmental inequalities.Madison Smith