ERIC Number: ED338444
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. ERIC Digest.
This ERIC/EECE Digest was adapted from a position paper of the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) organizations are important for their ability to meet the needs of: (1) consumers, for a single point of access that can help them understand their child care options; (2) child care providers, for training and support; and (3) local governments and agencies, for help in allocating resources. CCR&Rs have grown steadily since the 1970s. A few are housed in state agencies, but most are community-based organizations. Nearly half the states have statewide CCR&R organizations. Services provided by CCR&Rs include: (1) promoting consumer education and parental choice by giving parents detailed information about local child care programs and counseling parents about alternatives when services do not meet their needs; (2) assisting child care providers by offering training; (3) documenting trends and building the supply of child care services; and (4) leveraging resources through public-private partnerships. Information about NACCRRA and an employer-assisted child care information kit from the National Association for the Education of Young Children is provided. (BC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.