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ERIC Number: ED055668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 8
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Military Day Care: Problems and Perspective.
Corey, George D.
This paper presents some legal and social policy aspects of military child care facilities in the United States. Under the jurisdiction of Article I of the United States Constitution, the federal government has the right to determine the social welfare rights of people living on military installations; yet these people are not included in programs such as Head Start, Follow Through, and the proposed Family Assistance Plan, even though 20,000 service men have been forced to go on welfare. By military regulations, all day care must be maintained by tuition paid by parents and day care is a relatively expensive service to purchase. Since no federal funds are involved, the Federal Interagency Day Care Requirements do not apply and state requirements do not apply on federal property. Since officers' families dominate military family housing, they have easier access to day care facilities as well as more money to afford the service. Resources to pay staff are toolow to attract or train well-qualified people. Existing military day care, like the grade school system, takes place on the bases, contributing to the isolation of an immense subculture. (Author/AJ)
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