ERIC Number: ED130796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
State Trends and Priorities in Services for Children and Their Families: A Report of a Telephone Survey. Early Childhood Report No. 17.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This booklet summarizes results of a 1975 telephone survey of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to determine state priorities for young children, present problems and future predictions. Presented is a composite of responses from officials in state departments of education and human resources, governors' offices, and governors' legislative liaisons. In most cases, major concerns of governors' offices reflected similar concerns in state agencies. From one to three persons were interviewed in each of the states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Officials seemed to concur on certain factors impeding improvement of state performance in meeting children's needs. Included were factors connected with: service delivery systems; minority and impoverished target populations; administrative coordination; staffing shortages; training and public education needs; federal paperwork demands; and data collection deficiences. Among top priority areas listed by respondents were: abused and neglected children, the handicapped, day care and kindergarten screening for developmental disabilities, upgrading of basic learning skills, and maternal and infant care. (Author/BF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Care, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Elementary School Students, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal State Relationship, Human Resources, National Surveys, Social Services, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, State Federal Aid, State Officials, Statewide Planning, Young Children
Education Commission of the States, 822 Lincoln Tower Bldg., 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.