ERIC Number: ED407084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care: Children Learning, Families Earning.
Stoneburner, Chris; Real, Mark
This guide is second in a series that provides basic information about programs affecting Ohio's children; it provides a summary of key data on child care in Ohio, especially with regard to recent welfare reform. Recommendations for improvement in child care services are given in the following areas: (1) "Children Learning," including encouraging more part-day programs and establishing a Child Care Improvement Fund; (2) "Parents Earning," including guaranteeing child care for welfare families who are working and making child care affordable for working poor families; (3) "Helping Families Work," including maintaining health and safety inspections of child care settings and continuing resource and referral services; (4) "Improving What Works," such as adjusting child care market rates, simplifying paperwork, and establishing a fair share for parent fees; and (5) "Managing Child Care Funding," including identifying an enrollment ceiling for each county, permitting counties to keep savings from reduced welfare rolls to help working poor families, and developing waiting lists for child care aid so the poorest families can be enrolled first. Appendices include a glossary of terms, staff to child ratios in Ohio early childhood programs, and child care assistance by county. Contains 22 references. (WJC)
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Needs, Family Programs, Financial Support, Poverty, Program Improvement, State Action, State Aid, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Working Poor
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215-3508; phone: 614-221-2244; fax: 614-221-2247; e-mail: CDFOHIO[at sign]infinet.com ($5, plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio