Research tells us that high quality early care and education makes a difference in the critical early learning years and beyond. High quality programs provide developmentally appropriate experiences that positively impact young children's learning and school readiness. Supportive interactions with the adults who work in early childhood programs enhance young children's social and emotional development. The Delaware Early Care and Education Baseline Quality Study raised questions about the quality of the state's early childhood programs. In response, the state has focused on improving the quality of early care and education in Delaware to support the development and learning of the state's young children.
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