ERIC Number: ED403081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The 1994 Child Care Rate Study: Licensed Child Care in Washington State.
Mayfield, Jim; Miller, Marna Geyer
In 1994, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) in Washington state subsidized child care for about 35,000 children each month, with financial support provided in part by federal funds. The primary objective of this survey, the fourth in a series, was to set local maximum rates for subsidy programs based on the private-paying child care market, thus ensuring compliance with federal requirements and continued federal funding. A second objective was to provide policy makers with additional data about licensed child care in the state, including: (1) the population of children receiving licensed child care; (2) capacity and vacancies in licensed facilities; (3) costs associated with providing child care, such as salaries, benefits, and liability insurance; and (4) characteristics of providers. Following a summary of major findings, the report is presented in six chapters with two appendices. Chapter 1 introduces the study and describes its methods; chapter 2 provides an overview of the industry; chapter 3 gives detailed descriptions of the children in licensed care; chapter 4 describes the traits of providers; chapter 5 details the rates charged for licensed child care; chapter 6 summarizes the use of DSHS child subsidy programs; and two appendices show all available county-by-county data in tables and maps. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Day Care, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Wages
Office of Research and Data Analysis, Budget Division, Department of Social and Health Services, Olympia, WA 98504-5204 (Report 7.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington