ERIC Number: ED362688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Services and JOBS: Local Implementation.
Hagen, Jan L.; Lurie, Irene
As part of a 3-year, 10-state study on the state and local implementation of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program, local implementation of child care services was researched. Areas of investigation focused on the availability of child care services, funding and payment mechanisms, parental choice, and information and referral services. Findings were based on field network research and a survey of front-line workers in all 10 states and in 29 of the 30 local sites. Findings indicated that, in general, JOBS administrators at both state and local levels perceived the supply of child care services as adequate, and the majority of front-line workers also regarded child care services as sufficiently available to service JOBS participants. Parental choice in selection of child care was preserved and safeguarded by the programs, although many sites placed a strong emphasis on use of formal child care services. Few local sites had begun to experience funding shortages for child care. Payment rates for child care services were sufficient to attract an adequate number of providers. Efforts to increase parent education about child care were related to use of information and referral services and use of child care management agencies. (Appendixes include a report that introduces the research on the JOBS program implementation, descriptions of workers responsible for child care services, a list of field associates, and brief biographies of each. Contains 11 data tables). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Day Care, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Information Services, National Surveys, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, Referral, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government.