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Are there long-term effects of early child care?

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 11:03
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01021.x
Priority: 
normal
Organizational Author: 
The NICHD Early Child Care Research Network
Individual Author: 
Belsky, Jay
Lowe Vandell, Deborah
Burchinal, Margaret
Clarke-Stewart, K. Alison
McCartney, Kathleen
Tresch Owen, Margaret
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Published Date: 
03/23/2007
Published Date (Date): 
Friday, March 23, 2007
Publication: 
Child Development
Volume: 
78
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
681-701
Year: 
2007
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Abstract: 

Effects of early child care on children's functioning from 4 1/2 years through the end of 6th grade (M age=12.0 years) were examined in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n=1,364). The results indicated that although parenting was a stronger and more consistent predictor of children's development than early child-care experience, higher quality care predicted higher vocabulary scores and more exposure to center care predicted more teacher-reported externalizing problems. Discussion focuses on mechanisms responsible for these effects, the potential collective consequences of small child-care effects, and the importance of ongoing follow-up at age 15. (Author abstract)

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