ERIC Number: ED251173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
School Facilities Child Care Act. Report Together with Supplemental Views (To Accompany H.R. 4193). House of Representatives, 98th Congress, 2d Session.
Perkins, Carl D.
This report describes the provisions, legislative history, and justification of the School Facilities Child Care Act. This act authorizes $30 million for each of the fiscal years 1985 through 1987 for grants to public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations to establish and operate school-age child care programs in public school facilities and community centers, with priority being given to school facilities. These programs would be operated before and after school and during vacations, would be developed with the involvement of parents, and would have to comply with state and local day care licensing laws and regulations. The federal share for operating costs would be 100 percent in the first year, 50 percent in the second year, and 25 percent in the third year. The committee believes that this approach will assist parents who cannot afford private care, strengthen the quality of care through public school involvement, and provide services to the largest possible number of children. Among the bill's provisions are a requirement that the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish a national clearinghouse to disseminate information on school-age day care programs. (CB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.