Benefits of Quality Care

Having a well-educated early care and education workforce is crucial to providing high-quality early care and education. Studies have shown that teacher education, such as having a bachelor’s degree and specialized training in early childhood education and development, was related to higher quality care for children and better classroom environments, including the teachers having more positive interactions with children and being better able to support and promote children’s healthy development and academic achievement.

High quality early care and education matters for all of us:

  • Children who attend quality early education programs earn up to $2,000 more a month later in life.
  • Children who attend preschool are less likely to repeat grades, need special education, or get in trouble with the law.
  • Children from low-income families who attend preschool are 4.6 times more likely to get a college degree.