ERIC Number: ED290548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May-22
Reference Count: N/A
Day Care for Working Families Act of 1987. Hearing on S. 1271 To Provide Comprehensive Federal Assistance for Day Care, before the Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Recognizing the importance of the need for quality day care for children of working mothers, handicapped children, and children of low income families, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor and Human Resources met to address this issue in the Child Care Center of Owens Technical College, in Toledo, Ohio. The Subcommittee interviewed or heard prepared statements from over 30 people concerned with child care, including parents, faculty and students of Owens Technical College, day care practitioners, women's group members, child care educators, representatives of government welfare and child care agencies, and representatives of Ohio community agencies. Testimony and statements stressed: (1) the need for day care while parents are receiving job training; (2) the importance of current model child care programs; (3) the poor pay and low level of training of child care workers; (4) the low profits of day care centers; (5) problems with day care for the handicapped; (6) difficulties and inconsistencies of in-home day care; (7) the importance of improving upon federal child care support programs; and (8) the day care needs of low income families. (An appendix to the testimony contains additional materials testifying to the need for affordable quality day care services.) (SKC)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Family Problems, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Government Role, Low Income Groups, Mothers, One Parent Family, Public Policy, State Programs
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
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