The Partnership for Children and Families (PCF) recognizes that childcare providers for young children perform a critical service not only for parents but for society.
Because of this, we strive to serve and to act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being not only of children and families, but also of providers of early childhood care and education. According to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child,
“Close relationships with other nurturing and reliably available adults do not interfere with the strength of a young child’s primary relationship with his or her parents. In fact, multiple caregivers can promote young children’s social and emotional development.”