ERIC Number: ED315143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan-24
Reference Count: N/A
Act for Better Child Care Services of 1989. Hearing on S.5, To Provide for a Federal Program for the Improvement of Child Care, and for Other Purposes, before the Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
A hearing was held to consider the Act for Better Child Care Services of 1989, also known as the ABC Bill. Testimony was received from parents, project directors, program Managers, academics, research directors, corporate officers, the Governors of Vermont and Maryland, the Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Senators of Maryland. Content concerned the roles of business and state and federal governments in day care, support of and need for the ABC Bill, state initiatives, funding options, major policy obstacles that prevent consensus on child care legislation, Senator Wilson's Kids in Daycare Services Act (KIDS), child abuse and neglect by licensed child caregivers, costs of high quality programs, caregivers' views on the needs of family day care providers, the impact of high quality care on children's development, corporate experience in facilitating high quality care, the U.S. Army's standards for day care services, liability insurance protection, the relationship of licensure to the incidence of child abuse in day care settings, and parental preference for various types of services. Included in the hearing report is a summary of major provisions of the Wilson KIDS bill. (RH)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Business Responsibility, Child Abuse, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Government Role, Hearings, Insurance, Standards, State Government, 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.