ERIC Number: ED289617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-27
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Taylor Proposes Five-Year Child-Care Program.
Senator Glen Taylor of Minnesota proposed a five-year child-care program for the purposes of encouraging employer-sponsored child care and increasing by 53,000 the number of children in low-income families who were covered. This report lists central features of the program, which include: (1) tax incentives which employers can use when they build child-care facilities near work sites; (2) the use of the same tax incentives for all employers who start new programs in order to subsidize directly employee child-care costs; (3) establishment of a child-care advocacy and information office in state government; (4) the use of incentives for program accreditation for the purpose of improving child development and care programs as well as child safety; (5) a guarantee to fully fund child care for certain low-income families; and (6) a commitment to fully fund child care for mothers under 21 years old who wish to finish high school. Background and supporting information on the program covers national and Minnesota family and child-care trends, Minnesota's sliding fee trends and expenditures, Minnesota's current sliding fee law, and additional background information specific to Taylor's proposal. The document also includes five charts on the status of Minnesota day care. (SKC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Council on Family Relations (St. Paul, MN, November 5, 1987).