Daycare study: better really is better
It's a question every parent with a child in daycare asks him- or herself at some point: "What effect is daycare going to have on my child?" The question should be, "Is my child is low- or high-quality daycare?"
The Washington Post reports that a broad new study has found that "obedience and academic problems among those who received low-quality care in their first 4 1/2 years of life persisted through their 15th birthdays, suggesting the potential for lifelong difficulties."
Read the whole thing for a sobering look at the importance of finding (often not an easy task) high-quality daycare for kids.