Why Quality Matters
Teachers, caregivers, and directors in child care and preschool programs work hard every day to help children learn, grow, and thrive. It’s critically important work: 90% of a child’s brain development happens by age 5 and the relationships young children have with their teachers and caregivers shape their learning. The experiences children have in their first years profoundly shape their ability to succeed in school and life. When young children receive high quality early learning they are better prepared for school and life at large.