Kids' Day Care Quality Makes Slight Difference in Later Tests

Publication: USA Today

Author: Liz Szabo


05/14/2010 - Children who attended high-quality childcare as babies and toddlers do slightly better on academic tests at age 15 than kids who were in lower-quality care, according to the largest and longest-running study of its kind, released today from the National Institutes of Health.

Day care arrangement also affected teens' behavior.


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Marci Young, project director for Pre-K Now, says the study shows that "investing in high-quality programs yields promising results for children, parents and schools."

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