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Anderson, Kristen and Ellen Dektar, Local Investment in Child Care (LINCC). 2010. "Child Care and Community Development." Issue Brief. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University.

Child care is a critical component of livable communities for many families in urban, suburban and rural areas, and local planning policies can play an important role in ensuring adequate child care. This paper details how a robust local system of child care and early education programs has social, economic, and environmental benefits for the child, family and community. It provides useful examples of policies, strategies and on‐the‐ground child care projects for planners seeking to enhance child care services to build family friendly communities.

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Subject: Child Care