ERIC Number: ED080135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Federal Day Care Strategies for the 1970's. (Excerpts from the Final Report).
Todd, Sheldon P.
This report discusses federal government support of day care services. Two alternatives are presented: (1) services designed, regulated and funded by a central agency, and (2) services provided through a free market industry in which decisions about regulations and care would be made by consumers, with only minimal central regulation. The market system is discussed at length and recommended because it provides maximum freedom of choice by parents, and enables the day care industry to evolve according to the needs of the children and parents it serves. Further recommendations include a key resources program (planning, technical assistance, start-up costs, facilities, etc.) to be implemented to help the market meet new demand without artificially raising prices and to insure entry into the day care market of a variety of providers. Legislation guidelines are presented: (1) a voucher system giving parents purchasing power for day care services to accompany the key resource program, and (2) a national research program in child development. (ST)
Descriptors: Child Care, Community Development, Day Care, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role
Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., 1401 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (Child Care Bulletin No. 9, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Office of Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.; Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Minneapolis, Minn.
Note: The complete final report of this study is ED 068 187; supporting appendixes (Parts II-X) are ED 068 188 through ED 068 201)