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Why Quality Early Education and Child Care is Important

As parents you want the best for your children. Quality is important to help a child’s development and growth.  Research has shown that in the first few years of a child’s life their brain develops very fast. Brain development is crucial for children from birth through 5 years old.

The “Experiences Build Brain Architecture” video is a great example of the importance of exposure to new experiences for young children.  The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard created it. The quality of the early education and childcare program your child goes to provides experiences that shape a child’s brain to become a strong foundation for all future learning and health.

Parents can find a local Head Start or Early Head Start to provide these quality experiences. Parents can also search for a STARS rated child care in the area that provide early care that goes above and beyond state regulations, to support a quality experience for young children.

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