ERIC Number: ED356048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Caring for the Future: Meeting California's Child Care Challenges. Final Report.
Cohen, Abby J.; Stevenson, Carol S.
The comprehensive study of California's child care delivery system reported in this document was designed to: (1) identify the unmet child care needs of California families; (2) develop a comprehensive vision of quality child care services; (3) examine the inefficiencies in the current system; (4) and draft specific recommendations for federal, state, and local policy makers. The report contains five chapters. Chapter 1 addresses the significant unmet child care needs of low-income families, children with special needs, rural families, non-English-speaking families, migrant families, teen parents, homeless families, children at risk of abuse and neglect, infants, toddlers, and school-age children. The need to upgrade the quality of child care services provided through improved regulation and funding of child care centers is discussed in chapter 2. Chapter 3 examines the need for well-trained and experienced caregivers, while chapter 4 addresses the components of the present child care delivery system in California and makes suggestions to improve the system. Chapter 5 examines a wide variety of child care funding sources and mechanisms. Four appendixes outline California's state-subsidized child care programs, federal subsidy programs, and the problems of a lack of standardized data on child care availability. Contains 227 references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Law Center, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California