ERIC Number: ED346979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Challenge. A Report of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session. Committee Print.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
In 1991, the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families challenged members of the House of Representatives to seek out innovative, high quality child care programs in their districts. The programs were to serve as models for states and local jurisdictions or for employers and others in the public and private sectors who were trying to expand and improve child care opportunities. This Select Committee report provides brief descriptions of 77 programs in 17 states nominated by the Congressional representatives. Introductory material underscores the importance of child care to family economic security and to relieving the stress that may be a precursor to child abuse or neglect. This section also addresses the role of resource and referral agencies in supporting the child care system, financial concerns, and new dimensions of employer-sponsored child care. The bulk of the report consists of brief descriptions of the child care models, organized according to state. Descriptions vary, but each indicates the name of the program, its location, and the name of the representative who nominated the program. Some descriptions also provide information on such topics as: (1) the company or organization sponsoring the program; (2) the program's capacity, staff, hours of service, and financial support; (3) date when the program was established; (4) accreditation; (5) linkages with local schools and colleges; (6) evaluation; (7) primary clientele; or (8) services provided to the children and their parents. (AC)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Models, Preschool Education, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-12222-2, $2.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.