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Leading Authority Disputes Child Care Statements

July 16, 2003
Steve Barnett
U.S. Newswire

NIEER Director Steve Barnett said the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, indicates, as does other research, that child care can lead to increased behavior problems. “However, other rigorous studies find that high quality programs for even very young children can have the opposite effect, actually reducing behavior problems,” [he said.]