ERIC Number: ED329616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Hard Questions/Straight Answers: Child Care Policy for New York State. Second Year Report of the New York State Commission on Child Care.
New York State Commission on Child Care, Albany.
New York State's families, especially economically disadvantaged families, have a pressing need for available, accessible, affordable, quality child care. Recommendations to the New York State Legislature for providing such care are grouped according to the following principles: (1) all families should have access to child care services; (2) the state must set standards for child care programs, establish procedures to monitor and enforce those standards, and ensure the involvement of parents in their children's care; (3) the provision of high-quality child care requires special skills and training and a sound knowledge of child development; (4) neither government nor employers can meet the need for child care without cooperation; and (5) the provision of quality child care requires planning and coordination, adequate funding, effective funding methods, and reliable information. Statistical data are presented in four tables and one graph. A glossary and a 100-item bibliography are included. The following materials are appended: (1) a proposed bill before the New York State Legislature to create a child care resources and referral program; (2) a request for proposals for school-aged child care programs; (3) the Head Start immunization schedule; (4) an outline of health care considerations in child care; (5) the nomenclature developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children; and (6) a chart illustrating New York State Department of Social Services child care programs. (FMW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Commission on Child Care, Albany.
Identifiers: New York