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ERIC Number: ED531953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Infant and Toddler Child Care Quality. Research-to-Policy Connections No. 2
Kreader, J. Lee; Ferguson, Daniel; Lawrence, Sharmila
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
With over half the nation's infants and toddlers in regular, non-parental child care, the quality of that care is a priority concern for policymakers. Many studies show that high-quality child care supports the positive social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. The research summarized in this policy brief identifies factors that tend to predict higher quality within arrangement types--family child care, center care, and relative care--and describes the range of quality found in each type. A list of resources is included. (Contains 36 endnotes.)
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 646-284-9600; Fax: 646-284-9623; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections