ERIC Number: ED392512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care under the Family Support Act: Early Lessons from the States.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
A Children's Defense Fund (CDF) survey indicates that many AFDC families are being forced to place their children in low-quality and potentially dangerous child care. Family Support Act (FSA) childcare typically lacks basic health and safety and precautions, fails to provide sufficient assistance to support quality childcare and preschool programs, and does not allow parents the choice of selecting among options. Some states have identified keys to making FSA childcare work better for AFDC families and children. Sections included are: (1) "Protecting Children's Health and Safety," including family day care and care by relatives; (2) "Providing Adequate Amounts of Child Care Assistance"; (3) "Giving Parents Genuine Child Care Choices"; (4) "Inadequate Help for Families Leaving AFDC," discussing low Transitional Child Care (TCC) utilization rates and high parental fees under TCC; and (5) "Recommendations," including federal regulatory and legislative changes and state policy changes. A list of state contacts for jobs-related and transitional child care is provided. (BGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; EXXON Corp., New York, NY.; Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Family Support Act 1988