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Warner, M.E. and Louise Stoney. 2005. "Economic Development Strategies to Promote Quality Child Care." Issue Brief. Ithaca, NY: Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University. 


The tools of economic development can help child care planners build more support at the local and state levels. Quality early care and education (ECE) benefits more than parents and children; it also supports the local economy, making child care a good investment in the future of the community. Using economic development tools effectively means making some changes in how we think and talk about the ECE sector. One of the advantages of using the language of business is that it gives those in the business and economic development communities rationales to support child care that are consistent with their worldview. This issue brief -- and the book on which it is based -- uses this language. 


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Subject: Child Care