ERIC Number: ED292542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State Fiscal Policies for Child Care and Early Childhood Education.
State Legislative Report, v12 n7 Oct 1987
Although this State Legislatve Report is not intended to be a comprehensive or exhaustive report of funding methods used by all 50 states, it does present several examples of the alternatives states use to finance child care and early childhood education programs. Discussion focuses on background issues, child care fiscal policies, early childhood education fiscal policies, and approaches designed to coordinate child care and early childhood education. It is concluded that a variety of state strategies exist to fund child care and early childhood education programs. However, since the programs are tied to different social goals and administered by different agencies, state spending strategies for child care are generally independent of those for early childhood education. In some cases, states are beginning to look for methods of coordination to minimize expenditures. In the future, the major challenge facing the states will be to pursue fiscally responsible child care and early childhood education policies that ensure the availability and accessibility of quality services for the growing numbers of children and families who will need them. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.