ERIC Number: ED211180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
AB 3059: A Report to the Governor on the Alternative Child Care Programs, 1976-80.
This publication of the California Governor's Committee on Child Development Programs focuses on the Alternative Child Care Program in California (AB 3059). The report looks back over four years of the AB 3059, reviews the goals of that legislation, and measures the program's accomplishments against those goals. In early 1976, the Governor's office set forth its proposal for the growth of child development programs in the state. At the same time, parents and providers indicated the need to broaden the system delivering those services. The results of these efforts was AB 3059, which included a $10 million appropriation for new child care programs. The purposes of AB 3059 were to (1) test cost-reducing features and delivery methods, (2) promote parental choice, (3) address unmet geographic needs, (4) encourage community level coordination, and (5) offer replicable features. The $10 million was devoted to the following areas: family day care homes and networks, center-based group care and innovative programs, vendor payments, resource and referral programs, minor capital outlay, support to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development Programs, program administration, and an independent comparative evaluation of the AB 3059. Following an assessment of the strengths and the unanticipated rewards in each of the above areas, the report details the many ways in which the AB 3059 experience informed and shaped Senator Sieroty's SB 863. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Advisory Committee on Child Development Programs, Sacramento, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California