Quality child care plays an important role in children's development and provides a valuable support to working families.
In today's society, the majority of parents must work outside the home to financially support their family, making child care a necessity for many Americans. Fortunately, there are many additional beneficial outcomes when parents choose to use child care.
Quality child care has a positive influence on children's development and school readiness by providing valuable educational and social experiences. Research consistently shows that children who attend quality early care are more likely to do well in school and less likely to drop out or need remedial education. Research also shows that the potential long-term benefits of quality care are many, and includes adults that are more skilled, better educated, have better employment opportunities and more stable families.