Omnibus 2 SRCD 1
Early Child Care and Children’s Development in the Primary Grades:
Follow-Up Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care
Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta GA
Deborah Lowe Vandell, Vandell, D. L., Margaret Burchinal, Jay Belsky, Margaret Tresch Owen, Sarah L. Friedman, K. Alison Clarke-Stewart, Kathleen McCartney, & Marsha Weinraub
on behalf of the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network
SLIDE 1: TITLE
Today I will be presenting the latest installment of findings from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. The co-authors of today’s presentation can be seen on this first slide.
SLIDE 2: NETWORK MEMBERS
We are presenting on behalf of the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network whose names can be seen on this slide.
SLIDE 3: QUESTIONS SPARKED BY SEVERAL FACTORS
Questions about long-term effects of early child care are of great interest to parents, educators, and policy makers as well as developmentalists. These questions have been raised in part because of the large numbers of children who are in child care and in part because there is a lack of agreement about the impact of these experiences. Understanding the conditions under which early child care is associated with children’s functioning has been a primary aim of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care since its inception in the early 1990s.
SLIDE 4: PREVIOUS SECCYD FINDINGS