ERIC Number: ED343668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
What Are Public Dollars Buying in Day Care? What Should Public Dollars Be Buying in Day Care? Testimony Summary Report from Philadelphia, Bucks/Montgomery, and Chester/Delaware Public Forums 1990-1991.
Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.
In 1990-91 three public forums were held on problems related to child care in the Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania. Over 100 people, including parents, employers, child care professionals, government representatives, and community and labor leaders, gave testimony on the public sector's responsibility for day care and the monies being spent on child care. Three major issues were evident throughout the testimony: quality of services, affordability of services, and accessibility for parents. Corresponding recommendations wer: (1) improved licensing and monitoring systems; (2) professional wages for professional teachers; (3) increased provider reimbursement rates; (4) implementation of a single graduated eligibility scale and fee structure based on parents' income; (5) coordination of Pennsylvania's five separate funding streams; and (6) improved resource and referral services. This summary report presents excerpts from the testimony at the three forums, categorized by the issue addressed. Lists of forum participants are also provided. (AC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware Valley Child Care Council, Philadelphia, PA.