Early and out-of-school care

Early care includes settings in which children ages 0-5 receive care outside of their homes, such as child care centers and family child care homes.

Out-of-school includes settings where school-age children (ages 5-12) receive care outside of the school and home, like afterschool programs and summer camps.

Policies and programs analyzed by the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) within this sector include those that affect the foods and beverages served to children in these settings and the opportunities children have for physical activity while they attend these facilities.


Modeling the Cost Effectiveness of Child Care Policy Changes in the U.S.