ERIC Number: ED368469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Financing in Iowa: Maximizing Funds, Coordinating Services and Structuring Rates.
Stoney, Louise; Zeller, Dennis
This report was prepared for the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to help the state: (1) examine the current child care subsidy system in Iowa; (2) seek ways to maximize federal, state, and local funds for child care services; (3) simplify the administration of child care subsidies; and (4) promote the use of high quality child care, especially for special needs and at-risk children. The first section of this report provides a detailed description of the current DHS child care subsidy system. A discussion of how this system interfaces with early childhood care and education funds administered by other federal, state, and local agencies is also included. The second section includes an in-depth discussion of the project goals as well as a number of recommendations for improving the system. A workplan, which includes implementation steps, time frames, and resources needed, follows. Appendixes provide an analysis of the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act with regard to child care rate policies, and a discussion of the issues to be addressed in future child care market rate surveys. A summary of child care provider interviews and a list of individuals interviewed for the report are also appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Human Services, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Care Costs; Iowa