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Early Care and Education

Quality early care and education plays a critical role in supporting your child’s development. It is a building block for your child’s learning and in preparing him/her for both school and lifelong success.

  • 90% of the development of your child’s brain happens before age 5
  • Children who have quality early childhood experiences  are more likely to do well in school, graduate from high school and become part of the workforce

ACS understands that choosing who will take care of your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. Quality child care is expensive; however, you may qualify for free or subsidized care.

We’re here to help you understand your options, find a program that is right for you, and help you enroll your child.

Find out about ACS child care programs and other options
See if you are eligible for the program
Learn how to enroll


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