- that children are learning before they are born
- how children learn
- good care and education early childhood programs produce good results in the social, emotional and cognitive growth of children
- mediocre programs do not produce good results and in some cases do harm
- good programs benefit all children (those who are economically disadvantaged more) and result in better reading, math and citizenship skills
- teacher qualifications are important; children learn through their relationships and tenure with all these relationships to form
- structure: class size and ratio are important
- parent engagement matters
We have 40 years of rigorous research that tells us why quality is important and what it looks like.
Parents: here are ten signals that your child is in a high quality environment.