Early Care and Education Quality and Child Outcomes

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodMay 15 2009

States and the federal government have invested in early care and education programs with an
explicit goal of improving school readiness for low-income children. These investments, aimed at strengthening the quality of care and supporting families’ access to high-quality settings, are based in part on a confluence of research findings showing a link between program quality and children’s outcomes.