CCR&R children

Importance of Early Care

Importance of Quality Early Care and Education

Child care is an essential part of life for many families in today’s society. Quality early care and education and school-age child care programs support parental employment and economic self-sufficiency, while also nurturing children’s healthy development and school readiness. A growing body of research shows that a child’s experiences in the first years of his or her life have a measurable impact on brain development and later success in school and life. For an increasing number of children, these critical early life experiences take place in the context of child care.