Early Childhood Best Practices

A child’s early years are essential in developing a foundation for school success.

Research shows that high quality childcare and early childhood experiences have positive impacts on children’s development leading to more success in school and in life. Through developmentally appropriate practices, children are given opportunities to build foundational skills in all domains.

Quality early childhood experiences are fostered by:

  • Positive teacher-child interactions
  • Supportive environments
  • Consistent routines
  • Authentic learning experiences
  • Home-school connection