Many children spend the majority of each day in child care. Current research shows that the early years (ages 0-5) are the most formative for brain development, with over 90% of brain growth occurring during this period. Early educators are not just caregivers for these children, but also are responsible for helping facilitate the child’s social, emotional, behavioral, physical, intellectual, and academic development.  Quality child care is important, and teacher education is vital to providing quality care for our most important resources.  Every young child deserves a great teacher every day!

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