This resource explains that all children—especially infants and toddlers—need a child care setting where they can thrive with caregivers who understand how to promote their healthy growth and development.
This brief describes relationship-based care practices and the research support for a focus on relationships in infant and toddler care. It emphasizes two specific relationship-based care supports – primary caregiving and continuity of care.
Source: Child Care and Education Research Connections
This publication identifies factors that tend to predict higher quality care within arrangement types—family child care, center care, and relative care—and describes the range of quality found in each type.
This podcast, by Dr. Alison Gopnik, vividly describes a number of compelling recent research studies that illustrate how very young children’s brains develop and how parents can use that information to nurture their children’s healthy development.