ERIC Number: ED330470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-14
Reference Count: 0
The Child Care and Development Block Grant and Child Care Grants to States under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act: A Description of Major Provisions and Issues To Consider in Implementation.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Grants to States under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act for At-Risk Child Care are two recently passed federal child care bills. These bills offer states a unique opportunity to review the ways state and federal child care and early childhood programs work together to support children and families. This paper identifies key issues and questions that child care advocates and states will face in implementing the statutes. Contents present the details of the legislation and illustrate the challenges that states will face as they seek to take full advantage of the new federal funds. Topics including: the challenges of planning effectively, using funds appropriately, building a coordinated child care system, protecting children in child care, reimbursing parents or paying for services, improving programs, and selecting clients are all discussed. A checklist of key steps in implementation is provided. Appendices offer guiding principles for sliding fee scales, estimated state allocations under the CCDBG and the Title IV-A amendments, Medicaid state matching rates, and a comparison of four federal child care programs. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Care and Development Block Grant; Child Protective Services; Medicaid; Social Security Act Title IV A; Social Security Act Title XX