ERIC Number: ED261773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vender/Voucher Systems: A Parent Selected Child Care Subsidy Program That Works.
Freis, Ruth; Miller, Miriam
The vendor/voucher, or purchase of service, system for child care delivery is discussed as a logical model for communities which are looking for a method of developing a new system or have outgrown their current program. Discussion initially focuses on the increasing need for child care, cost/benefit aspects of child care, the regulation of child care programs, and current policy and the need for changes in policy. Subsequently, the vendor/voucher model is described and quality indicators specific to vendor/voucher systems are indicated and discussed (including regulations, sufficient and stable funding, parental choice, and increasing the quality of care in the community). Concluding remarks suggest ways of obtaining additional funding and the attractiveness of the vendor/voucher system to employers. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Vouchers, Financial Support, Models, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, School Choice, Standards
Freis & Miller & Associates, 1520 Catalina Ct., Livermore, CA 94550 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freis & Miller & Associates, Livermore, CA.