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Early Education Use And Child Outcomes Up To Age Four Years

This Natcen report explores whether child development at age four is associated with the amount of differing types of ECEC that children receive aged two to four years; the early years home environment and the quality of the parent/child relationship at age two to three; and the quality of the ECEC settings that children have attended at age two to four.

Research over several decades has accumulated indicating that early years education can have a positive effect on children’s educational, cognitive, behavioural and social outcomes. 

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