ERIC Number: ED245844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Six-Month Evaluation of the Maryland Day Care Voucher Demonstration. [and] Code of Maryland Regulations 07.02.15: Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 88A, Subsection 32D-32H, Family Day Care.
Benya, Larry; And Others
An evaluation of the Maryland Day Care Voucher Demonstration was conducted after approximately 6 months of voucher use in two counties, one a small rural setting and the other a much larger suburban area. Findings were derived primarily from a mail survey of the staff, provider, and client populations in the two counties. A total of 14 staff, 279 family providers, 31 center providers, and 204 clients responded. Additional information was obtained through participant observation and supplementary interviews with a small number of participants. It was found that, overall, the change from direct county/provider contracts to day care vouchers issued to clients appeared to be a less consequential event than had been anticipated by state and county day care staff. Introduction of vouchers was seen to be a positive development in both counties' day care programs. Evaluation questionnaires are appended to the document. A separate booklet provides the state regulations governing family day care registration (From Article 88A of the annotated code of Maryland). (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Human Resources, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Bell (James) and Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Family Day Care Registration; Maryland; State Regulation