Research shows that choosing good child care not only makes a difference in preschool years, but also when your child reaches adolescence. At age 15, kids who had been in higher-quality care scored higher on tests of cognitive and academic achievement than peers in lower-quality care, according to the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, the most comprehensive and longest running study of child care in the United States. The study evaluated 1,363 youth periodically since they were one month of age and the study is the first to document the long-term effects of non-relative child care in a diverse population.
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The 4C Council of Santa Clara County provides quality child care for all children. To find the best child care provider that you select for your child, call our Resource and Referral Department today and a child care consultant can help you.
Our Resource and Referral Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., call 408.487.0749.