How Early Child Care Affects Later Development
Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher(s): National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Child care; Parenting; Child development
Coverage: United States
Observations of children followed from birth through school age find that parenting quality has a stronger influence on children's cognitive and social-emotional development than the child care experience, but also find that quality child care is associated with positive language and behavioral development.