ERIC Number: ED162730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Program Audit Process of Rate Justification in Fixed Rate Purchase of Child Care Services. (An Alternative to the Cost Reporting/Cost Analysis Process of Rate Justification).
Carpenter, Phoebe; And Others
This guide provides an instrument for determining the cost effectiveness of child care centers. An assessment checklist covering child care center features in the areas of physical facilities, program experience and administration (including every aspect of the minimum Florida licensing standards) is presented. The checklist was designed for monitoring child care centers in which funded children have been placed, and can be used not only for accountability to funding sources, but also for indicating to centers the program elements required by the purchaser. Each center assessed is assigned a particular checklist score. Scores are then graphed with the various weekly rates of the assessed centers. When the minimum acceptable score and the maximum possible weekly rate are established by the purchaser, the graph of assessed centers reveals which centers are or are not acceptable. It is suggested that this assessment process is better than assessment which emphasizes reports of actual expenditures. The checklist assessment procedure may be modified to chart either preschool, infant care or after school services. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) for Central Florida, Inc., Orlando.
Note: Supplement to PS 010 021