ERIC Number: ED411975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Family Child Care as a Job Opportunity for Welfare Recipients. Child Care Action Campaign Issue Brief #5.
The Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC) is a national nonprofit advocacy organization whose goal is to improve the lives of children and their families by expanding the supply of good quality, affordable child care. This publication summarizes remarks made by presenters at a CCAC audio-conference on the recruitment and training of welfare recipients as child care providers as a job opportunity. The article discusses the economic realities of family child care and their implications for public policy, including economic barriers faced by low-income families in starting a business. Policy concerns considered include the willingness of welfare recipients to do child care work, the provision of basic equipment, and the need for training and technical assistance in starting and running a small business. The article also discusses policies and programs to make a state-supported training program successful and cost-efficient, and the need for community networks to support family child care providers. The role of the CCAC and its Family Support Watch program are also summarized. (JPB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Skills, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Employment Opportunities, Family Day Care, Job Development, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Occupational Home Economics, Public Policy, Small Businesses, State Programs, Welfare Recipients
Child Care Action Campaign, 330 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-239-0138; fax: 212-268-6515 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.