[Link] Childcare : what the science says

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This is a pretty good summary of the research on daycare effectiveness. It is a Much More Than You Wanted To Know-style post from a science blogger criticalscience who has some interesting posts on Medium.


  • Adverse effects on children younger than three years old.

  • The effect is worse the younger the children are.

  • The effect is stronger for longer hours.

  • The effect is weaker CORRECTION: worse for children from socio-economically better-off families.

  • Nannies are OK.

Childcare : what the science says