Research shows that children in quality child care are more successful academically and in life. All children deserve high quality child care. High quality care supports families so they can work.
Families need to have the means to provide for their children, buy homes and pay taxes to support the economic stability of the community. Communities that support high quality child care build economic sound communities.
Many Fortune companies have found that increasing access to child care helps employees to balance their family and work roles and improves productivity, reduces absenteeism, cuts turnover and increases company value. Supporting high quality care is one of the most important things you can do for the children in your community. If you would like to become involved check out the links below and become an advocate for the future of children, families and the community.
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The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University explores how the experiences children have starting at birth affect lifelong outcomes. This brief from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University summarizes essential scientific findings on the brain development of infants and toddlers to illustrate why child development is the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
This infographic highlights data from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University that shows the importance of healthy brain development for infants and toddlers. Research from Professor James Heckman at the University of Chicago found that investments in high-quality programs that support young children starting at birth deliver a 13 percent annual return—significantly higher than the percent return delivered by preschool alone. University of Chicago Professor James Heckman's latest research shows the economic benefits of high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children.
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Research from Professor James Heckman at the University of Chicago found that investments in high-quality programs deliver real returns. This infographic from the Heckman Equation highlights key outcomes associated with high-quality, birth-to-five early childhood education. Programs and policies that support healthy brain development from birth-to-age-three result in better social, economic, and health outcomes and build a more productive workforce that strengthens our economy—now and in the future.
Adverse events or experiences that occur early in childhood can have lifelong consequences for both physical and mental well-being.
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This paper from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University presents a compelling rationale for fundamentally rethinking the health dimension of early childhood policy. This infographic highlights promising economic data around investments in high-quality child care and early learning.
Looking for additional resources to make the case for programs and policies that support infants and toddlers? Be sure to check out the Resources for Action page.