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The importance of continuity of care: Policies and practices in early childhood systems and programs

This brief provides a review of the research that articulates the importance of continuity of care for young children and families, including the nurturing relationships that are developed as a result. Additionally, it highlights opportunities to support programming and policies that help children develop secure relationships by minimizing disruptions, such as changes in settings, assigned caregivers and teachers, and staff turnover. (author abstract)
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