Child Care Policy

Second only to the immediate family, child care is the setting in which early childhood development unfolds for nearly six million children under age 3.

Quality child care offers the promise of a solid future by providing our youngest children nurturance, support for early learning and language development, and preparation for school. Learn more about how policymakers can ensure that families are able to seize the potential of quality child care for their infants and toddlers

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