Articles: Child Care Updates

Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

Young children of depressed mothers may develop fewer emotional problems if they spend time in some kind of day care, a new study suggests. The Canadian research doesn’t definitively prove that kids gain benefits from getting care from people other than their troubled mothers, and it doesn’t examine the potentially high costs of alternative types… Read More

Benefits of high quality child care persist 30 years later

Adults who participated in a high quality early childhood education program in the 1970s are still benefitting from their early experiences in a variety of ways, according to a new study. The study provides new data from the long-running, highly regarded Abecedarian Project, which is led by the FPG Child Development Institute at the University… Read More

A Poverty Solution That Starts With a Hug

PERHAPS the most widespread peril children face isn’t guns, swimming pools or speeding cars. Rather, scientists are suggesting that it may be “toxic stress” early in life, or even before birth. This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing a landmark warning that this toxic stress can harm children for life. I’m as skeptical… Read More