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NICHD Study of Early Child Care Supports NACCRRA’s Position: High-Quality Child Care Makes a Difference in the Lives of Children - Now and in the Future

May 13, 2010

High-quality child care can have a lasting impact on a child’s development, behavior and cognitive abilities, according to a report released today by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  Based on the findings of the report, children who received high-quality care in the first few years of life scored higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement when they were 15 years old.

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