ERIC Number: ED345847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care in the 101st Congress: What Was Achieved and How Will It Work? Family Impact Seminar (Washington, D.C., January 25, 1991). Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report.
Golonka, Susan; Ooms, Theodora
One of a series of family impact seminars, the meeting described in this document was held to discuss legislation passed by the 101st Congress related to earned income tax credit, child care grant programs, and the reauthorization and expansion of Head Start. The document provides highlights of presentations of the seminar panelists and a background briefing report prepared before the meeting. The highlights section summarizes Robert Greenstein's comments on the earned income tax credit legislation; Jerry Friedman's state-level perspective on two new grant programs; Joan Lombardi's remarks on the issues of quality, expansion, and collaboration in the new Head Start legislation; Judith Rosen's discussion of the benefits and barriers to centralized administration of child care programs at the county level; and points raised during the discussion. The briefing report provides: (1) a summary of the earned income tax credit, changes in the tax code, and concerns about their implementation; (2) the main provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant and the Title IV-A Child Care Assistance Program, and discussion of such implementation issues as coordination and integration, improvements in quality, and expansion of child care assistance; (3) descriptions of the background and current status of the Head Start program and the main features of the new reauthorization and expansion; and (4) a preliminary assessment of this new package from the perspectives of family diversity, parental choice, and family access to child care. (AC)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Comprehensive Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Tax Credits
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Earned Income Tax Credit; Social Security Act