ERIC Number: ED324103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
State Initiatives on School-Age Child Care. Second Edition.
In recent years, the interest in how children spend their out-of-school time has resulted in program development projects at the local and state level and has influenced state and federal policymakers to propose legislation supportive of school-age child care programs. Gubernatorial and legislative efforts have succeeded in several states. Successful policy proposals involve enabling legislation that encourages public school space for before- and after-school programs in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Arizona, and full-scale funding programs for school-age child care in California, Indiana, and New York. Under the federal Dependent Care Grants Program (DCGP), states can apply for funds to set up school-age child care programs. The DCGP has been reauthorized by Congress at 20 million dollars per year for fiscal years 1987-1990. While there are many possibilities for policy initiatives, particular attention should be directed to the needs of children of minority families in poverty. This publication's working list of state policy initiatives on school-age child care provides brief summaries of state initiatives followed by more extensive state-by-state descriptions. (RH)
Descriptors: Background, Federal Government, Financial Support, Government Role, Program Development, School Age Day Care, State Action, State Government, State Legislation, State of the Art Reviews, State Programs
Center for Research on Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.