Early Care and Education

Research Report

Early Care and Education

Work Support for Families and Developmental Opportunity for Young Children

Abstract

By the time they enter kindergarten, most children have already had experiences with a variety of nonparental caregivers in either home-based or center-based child care settings. Childrens use of and experiences in early care and education are influenced by a variety of interrelated family and community factors, including the quality and availability of care.

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