ERIC Number: ED333986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care in New Jersey '91: The 1990 Annual Report to the Legislature.
New Jersey State Child Care Advisory Council, Trenton.
The purpose of this report is to update New Jersey's 1988 Comprehensive Child Care Plan (Child Care: Today's Challenge for Tommorrow), by informing the New Jersey legislature, governor, and citizenry about the status of child care in the state, the 1990 activities of the New Jersey Child Care Advisory Council, and updated recommendations and priorities. Introductory materials concern the council's membership, structure, and liaisons with government departments. Subsequent text describes initiatives and ongoing projects, advocacy and public awareness activities, legislation, and unresolved and emerging issues. A brief overview of child care in the state from 1988 to 1990 focuses on administrative policies and programs, legislative activities, professional initiatives, and major media events. The council's revised child care priorities are reported. Recommendations involve government and private sector activities and initiatives. The recommendations concern the areas of availability, affordability, accessibility, and quality of care; child care regulation; subsidies for the child care system; the profession of child care; parental roles and responsibilities; and ways to meet families' unique needs. The 20 recommendations for state fiscal years 1991 and 1992 are supplemented by a revised list that reflects new federal legislation. Appendices provide a fact sheet on state child care, a glossary of acronyms, and a form for ordering the council's publications. (RH)
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Elementary Education, Information Services, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Referral, Salaries, Standards, State Legislation, State of the Art Reviews
Coordinator, Office of Child Care Development, Department of Human Services, 222 South Warren Street, CN 700, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Child Care Advisory Council, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: For 1988 and 1989 reports, see ED 317 303-304.