Child Care and Early Education Quality Features, Thresholds, and Dosage and Child Outcomes

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Do high quality early care and education link to stronger child outcomes? Research suggests that this question needs further examination.

Mathematica explored the associations between quality and outcomes, examining whether certain thresholds of quality or dosage need to be met, or particular aspects of quality need to be present, before linkages appear. We also assessed interrelationships between these factors, as well as relevance for different age groups and types of care settings.

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Louisa Tarullo

Louisa Tarullo

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