The importance of high-quality early care and education cannot be overstated. It is critical for the optimal, healthy development of our children and the economic
health of Nevada.

The first few years of a child’s life are a time when more than 1 million neural connections are being made every second in the brain. This underscores why high-quality child care is essential for infants and toddlers – it is care taking place during this critical period, therefore influencing their social, emotional and physical development.