ERIC Number: ED411960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Finding the Balance: A Child Care Data Report.
Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies, Inc., Englewood.
This report presents information on Colorado's child care needs and on the services provided by the Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies (COORA). The report presents a brief account of recent research on brain development and implications for child care providers. Recent findings indicate that only 6 percent of Colorado's licensed child care centers provide a high enough quality of care to support children's developmental needs. The report then describes the need for quality, affordable child care, emphasizing the percent of child care providers offering non-standard schedules, and the percent of monthly family income spent on child care. Next, the report outlines the compensation, tenure, and educational qualifications of child care workers, with staff turnover identified as an important indicator of poor quality care. Quality care is defined from a child's perspective. Finally, the report outlines the capacity, eligibility, availability, and cost of Head Start, the Colorado Preschool Program, CCAP Child Care, and marketplace child care. Listed are: (1) Services of the Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies; (2) recent state initiatives; (3) CORRA regional office information; and (4) Goals 2002 for Colorado. Contains 7 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Children, Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, State Agencies, State Programs
CORRA, 7853 East Arapahoe Court, #3300, Englewood, CO 80112-1377; phone: 303-290-9088 ($5; make check payable to "CORRA").
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Office of Resource and Referral Agencies, Inc., Englewood.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000