ERIC Number: ED211217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report to Congress: Summary Report of the Assessment of Current State Practices in Title XX Funded Day Care Programs.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
In 1980 the federal government mandated that assistance be given states to conduct systematic assessment of current practices in Title XX funded day care programs and that a summary report of this assessment be provided to Congress. Assessment findings are given in this document. Overall, provider practices exceeded state licensing standards and compared favorably with or exceeded the proposed federal requirements. Many centers permitted parent participation in general program policy making, informed parents about their children, and allowed unlimited observation. For all but children under 2 years of age, Title XX funded centers maintained average group sizes smaller than federal maximum limits and state licensing standards. Most centers provided orientation to caregivers. Nearly all provided snacks and lunches, and around 75 per cent provided breakfasts. Centers required immunizations and health assessments even in states without such requirements. All states had fire and sanitation codes for centers and most states had codes for homes. Nearly all centers provided social services information and assistance. Continued assistance is suggested regarding training, health and social services information systems, parent involvement, and group size. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Social Services, State Action, State Standards, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Assistance, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act Title XX