ERIC Number: ED392511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Child Care and Development Block Grant and Training and Career Development: A Report on the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
In 1990, the federal government passed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), setting aside a percentage for "quality" expenses, including licensing, compensation, resource and referral, training, and career development planning. This report illustrates states' uses of the CCDBG for training and career development. An overview of training and career development projects funded by CCDBG is given, including an explanation of state career development collaborations. The following topics are covered: (1) data collection and research to support training; (2) mechanisms for disbursing funds for training; (3) ways in which states are building training infrastructures; (4) compensation linked to training; (5) states in which CCDBG has furthered career development and training policy; and (6) recommendations to the federal government and states, including encouraging career development planning linking to real outcomes, requiring funds for training to be linked to a comprehensive training plan; increasing CCDBG's visibility; and encouraging collaboration in funding and matched grants. (BGC)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Career Development, Career Planning, Certification, Child Development, Child Rearing, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Information Services, Planning, Professional Training, Referral, Research, Staff Development, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Harris Family Foundation, Inc., Huntsville, AL.; Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.
Identifiers: Child Care and Development Block Grants