Study: Tots' daycare may pay off academically later in life

May 14, 2010 2:28:47 PM PDT
A new study of children who have high quality daycare sees academic benefits lasting into high school.

This study finds, by the age of 15, these children scored higher on tests of cognitive and academic achievement than peers in lower quality care.

Quality was measured by how much time the provider spends interacting with the children as well as warmth, support and cognitive stimulation.

The academic edge was seen across socioeconomic spectrum from the wealthiest kids to the most disadvantaged.

The study appears in the journal Child Development.


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