Katie Barghaus

An Inquiry into Pennsylvania's Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System (STARS)

Policy Brief
2016

High-quality care in the earliest years of life has been shown to relate to positive developmental outcomes for children, including improved early academic skills, social-emotional competencies, and cognitive functioning. Unfortunately, the early care experiences of many children are not always high quality; rather, research suggests that high-quality care is the exception.

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