May 14, 2010
High-quality child care can have a lasting impact on a child’s development, behavior and cognitive abilities, according to a report released today by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Based on the findings of the report, children who received high-quality care in the first few years of life scored higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement when they were 15 years old.
WASHINGTON, DC - NACCRRA, the nation's network of child care resource and referral (www.naccrra.org), and the American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care (ABC) have partnered to improve the quality of child care. NACCRRA is the nation's network of nearly 700 community-based child care resource and referral (R&R) programs throughout the United States. ABC is a groundbreaking collaboration of leading U.S. companies (champions) partnering to ensure that their employees have access to quality dependent care programs and services.