ERIC Number: ED162731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Childcare and Preschool: Options for Federal Support.
Chadima, Steven; And Others
This paper, requested by the Senate Committee on the Budget, examines child care arrangements and federal programs that support day care and preschool activities. General information is provided to enable one to make an informed choice from among a variety of budgetary and legislative choices related to federal support and child care and preschool education. Chapter II describes current child care arrangements made by families and examines the major factors that affect those choices. The third chapter describes the current federal programs that support child care and preschool. Chapter IV focuses on child developmental issues, including an examination of the developmental impacts of current federal programs. The fifth chapter focuses on the labor force participation of mothers, including current trends in participation and the impact of child care on employment decisions. Finally, Chapter VI describes the costs and possible effects of a variety of changes to current federal child care policy. Included in this chapter is an analysis of the impact on child care services of the Administration's welfare reform proposal. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Child Care, Day Care, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Labor Force, Mothers, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Congressional Budget Office.