Local Early Childhood Partnerships

Research on Family Child Care

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Head Start programs use early care and education research to support and guide planning efforts. Research demonstrates trends and strategies in the field. It shows that high-quality early learning experiences promote young children's development and parents' ability to facilitate their children's learning. It demonstrates the impact of quality practices on children, families, staff, and programs. Research provides models for successful home-based and family child care program options and supports partnerships between child care and Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Explore this collection of research reports for more information: