➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Report: Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System
Chronicle of Social Change – November 25, 2016
The Administration for Children and Families, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released a new report titled “Benefits of Early Care and Education for Children in the Child Welfare System.” The report points to recent research showing that children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk of child maltreatment and neglect and says there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early care and education (ECE) may improve child safety and well-being among children involved in the child welfare system.
Information Gateway resource: Early Childhood Programs: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/prevention-programs/earlychildhood/ec-programs/