ERIC Number: ED307965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care. Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, Second Session (April 21, 1988).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
A hearing was held to explore the issue of child care. Opening remarks identifed potentially troublesome issues. Questions considered included: Should money go to parents or providers? Who will regulate and who will be regulated? Should any particular form of care be preferred? What is the magnitude of the child care problem? How much financial assistance do parents need to be able to afford child care? How can high quality care be measured? Testimony focused on: (1) the worth of the Act for Better Child Care (ABC); (2) day care regulation in Illinois; (3) fundamental principles for guiding the development of public policies bearing on day care; (4) merits of the Child Care Services Improvement Act; (5) myths about child care; (6) the present national child care context; (7) unclear points in the day care debate and related media reports; (8) views of the National PTA; (9) views of the American Enterprise Institute on the costs of federal child care assistance; (10) views of the Eagle Forum; (11) how day care harms children; (12) high quality programs for preschool children; (13) views of private providers of day care; (14) the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce's Child Care Connection; (15) research findings on the economic realities of present child care arrangements; (16) views of the National Child Care Association; (17) the federal role in day care; (18) bias in the ABC; and (19) views of other organizations. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Policy Formation, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois