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ERIC Number: ED317295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-5
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Presentation to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on the Report of the National Academy of Sciences, National Resarch Council Entitled "Who Cares for America's Children? Child Care Policy for the 1990's."
Sale, June Solnit
Recommendations for national child care policy are offered. It is recommended that the Federal Government, in partnership with the states, expand subsidies to support low-income families' use of high quality child care programs and arrangements. In partnership with the states, the Federal Government should expand Head Start and other compensatory preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds at risk of early school failure. Governments at all levels, and employers and other private-sector groups, should make investments to strengthen the infrastructure of the child care system. To this end, it is recommended that: (1) resource and referral services be expanded; (2) caregiver training and wages be improved; (3) vendor-voucher programs be expanded; (4) the organization of family day care organizations be encouraged; and (5) planning and coordination be improved. It is also recommended that the Federal Government initiate a process to develop national standards for child care and mandate unpaid leave for employed parents of infants up to 1 year of age. Concluding arguments assert that children must head the list of national priorities. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A