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  • Children from chaotic homes benefit from time in child care, study finds

    photo of Daniel Berry Spending 35 or more hours weekly in nonparental child care may have significant developmental benefits for children from chaotic home environments, suggests a new study of 1,200 children led by education professor Daniel Berry.

    Spending 35 or more hours weekly in nonparental child care may have significant developmental benefits for children from chaotic home environments, suggests a new study of 1,200 children led by education professor Daniel Berry.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Daniel Berry, call 217-300-0454; email djberry@illinois.edu

    The study "Household chaos and children's cognitive and socio-emotional development in early childhood: Does child care play a buffering role?" is available online from ScienceDirect or from the News Bureau.