ERIC Number: ED207713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Local Government Support of a Child Voucher System: Austin/Travis County, Texas.
Data collected in Austin, Texas (Travis County) indicate that private day care centers operate at less than full capacity and that the most difficult problems of many day care providers are financial--parents' inability to pay the cost of care. Data further indicate that a large percentage of Austin families have incomes below $15,000 and that Title XX funds serve only 8% of eligible families. In order to advance the concept of cost sharing for child care, a voucher payment system designed to help low and moderate income parents was proposed by the Child Care Subcommittee of the Social Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC). Members discussed the possibility of jointly funding the administration of a voucher system provided that the private sector fund the voucher subsidy. Continuing efforts are being made by the SPAC Child Care Subcommittee to solicit support for a voucher payment system from the business community. Feasibility studies and a 6-month demonstration of the voucher payment system for child care are being conducted. (Materials related to the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act demonstration of the voucher system and other related materials are appended.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Employer Supported Day Care; Texas (Travis County)
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Texas Family Institute (Austin, TX, April 14-16, 1981).