Early Childhood Education and Care

Because children learn so much during these early years, each day is an opportunity to give your child what they need to be their healthiest and best.

Children spend many hours away from home while parents work or go to school. Your child may be cared for by a friend or relative, by a nanny, or in a licensed family child care home or center. Good experiences for children can be found in all situations but the quality of care can vary from place to place.

Make each day count. Read more to learn about the different types of care and how to identify a good program for your child.