Child Care Quality Improvement Project
Did you know that children score better on intelligence and social competence tests when their caregivers have higher levels of child-related training and formal education? Do you want to learn more about how you can improve the quality of the child care you are providing?
In the United States, nearly 11 million children under age five spend some or all of their day being cared for by someone other than their parents. The first three years of a child’s life are a critical time of growth and development; beginning in infancy, high quality child care affects a child’s ability to succeed in school, to develop relationships, and to master social competence. Currently, more than 40% of infants and toddlers are in child care rooms of poor quality.
Goal 1: Assist participating providers in making quality improvements in their child care facilities.
Goal 2: Assist participating providers in attaining a quality rating or accreditation.