Why early care and education?
- WHY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION? (226 KB)
High quality early care and education works:
First and foremost, quality care and education in the early years helps children to flourish and make the most of their lives. There is a large body of evidence that demonstrates the long-term beneficial effect of quality care and education for young children’s development.
For the economy
A strong economy depends on people’s skills, creativity, motivation and knowledge. Investment in young children has high economic and social returns, because its impact on people’s skills and dispositions lasts a lifetime.
Quality care and education for young children helps make society fairer and more equitable through reducing social and economic disadvantage and strengthening equality.
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