Child Care & Early Education

GOAL: Families have access to high-quality early care and education.  Children are ready to succeed in school and in life.


High quality child care and early education experiences are critical to every young child's development.  Research has clearly demonstrated children's early learning experiences determine their foundation for future learning and success.  Children who have high quality child care and preschool experiences, including support for health and emotional well-being, are more successful in later school years, are less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school, attend college, and become productive citizens.

 

 

Definition
Child care and education services that support the early learning, health and social-emotional well-being of infants and young children.