Research shows low-quality child care affects learning into teen years

05/14/2010 | Washington Post, The

Poor-quality care during the early years of a child's life can harm a child's learning and behavior into adolescence, a federally funded study shows. "What was the surprise for us was that the effects at age 15 were the same size as we had seen in elementary school and just prior to school entry," the study's lead researcher said. Experts said the findings support the need to ensure better access to high-quality child care.

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