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ERIC Number: ED350074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Embracing Our Future: A Child Care Action Agenda.
Boston Foundation, MA.
This document discusses issues relevant to child care in Boston and in five chapters and extensive appendices, offers recommendations to strengthen the city's child care system. Chapter 1 describes background issues relevant to child care, draws a portrait of Boston families, and offers recommendations for expanding child care resources. Chapter 2 examines the role of the community in providing quality child care and offers recommendations for creating a child care system. Chapter 3 discusses the quality, availability, and affordability of child care, and makes recommendations related to these topics. The roles of the city, foundations and charitable organizations, employers, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in providing child care are examined in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 contains recommendations organized into four topics relevant to child care: (1) family support; (2) quality of child care; (3) affordability of child care; and (4) reinforcement of Boston's existing child care infrastructure. Appendices include a list of programs funded by the Boston Foundation; descriptions of Boston's children's services, the Massachusetts child care delivery system, and federal support for child care; lists of Boston businesses that support child care, children's advocacy organizations, and early childhood education resources; and a glossary of child care terms. (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Foundation, MA.
Identifiers: Child Care Costs; Child Care Needs; Employer Role; Family Support; Massachusetts (Boston); State Role
Note: Report of the Boston Foundation Carol R. Goldberg Seminar on Child Care (3rd, Boston, MA, 1990).