From birth until five years old, children are the most capable of absorbing information than they will ever be again. Studies have shown that attendance at a preschool or educational day care or child care programs are almost always positive contributors to children’s success in school, in business, and in their careers. The numbers range from specifics, such as children being 24 percent more likely to attend a four year college, to generalizations, such as children in early education tend to be healthier and wealthier than their peers who do not attend such programs. Day care as an institution has been around since 1840, when it first appeared in France; the Societe des Crèches was recognized in 1869 by the French government. Nowadays, almost all children spend some time in daycare by four years old. Some people do not like entrusting childcare to people they consider strangers, especially with stories in the last twenty years about malicious abuse and mistreatment at certain day care centers, but there are now rigorous standards to which daycare centers and their employees are held. These standards include seminars about recognizing and stopping abuse, either in the home or elsewhere, background checks through the state and federal databases, and more. Day care can be one of the best choices for your child, both socially, economically, and academically.