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Children"s play in child care settings

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Child care,
  • Play -- Psychological aspects,
  • Day care centers

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Statementedited by Hillel Goelman and Ellen Vineberg Jacobs.
SeriesSUNY series, children"s play in society
ContributionsGoelman, Hillel, 1951-, Jacobs, Ellen Vineberg, 1946-
LC ClassificationsHQ778.5 .C54 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1409443M
ISBN 100791416976, 0791416984
LC Control Number93018083

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