Many children spend the majority of their 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 are also responsible for helping facilitate the child’s social, emotional, behavioral, physical, intellectual and academic development. Quality child care is so important, and teacher education is vital to providing quality care for our most important resources. Every young child deserves a great teacher everyday!