ERIC Number: ED314149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on Child Care. Hearings before the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session (February 9, March 6, and April 5, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings were held to begin the process of developing legislation to address the child care crisis. Testimony concerns: (1) the Child Development and Education Act of 1989 (H.R. 3) and the 21st Century School program; (2) the use of tax credits to support child care, H.R. 3, and H.R. 30, the Act for Better Child Care (ABC); (3) federal standards and quality of care, salaries, child care staffing, care for infants and toddlers, partnerships, service supply and demand, expenditures on care, and parental preferences; (4) the Child Care and Education 2000 Act; (5) the structure of H.R. 3, the leadership role of public schools, and the interagency approach to service delivery; (6) the need to expand Head Start services, state options, diversity, the process of building capacity for program development, accessibility, affordability, and reliability; (7) the need for a comprehensive national policy on child care and early childhood education, and views of the National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association; (8) the experiences of the National Child Day Care Association, findings of a 3-year national study of public school programs for children under 5 years of age, and the importance of resource and referral services; and (9) the American Civil Liberties Union's view of inadequacies in the ABC bill, and the needs of low-income children and small business child care providers. Numerous statements, letters, and supplemental materials are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Information Services, Program Development, Public Policy, Public Schools, Referral, School Role, Standards, State Government, Tax Credits
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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.