ERIC Number: ED420378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Now! Special Report.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
This publication explores the need for child care, particularly for low income families, and the social importance of high quality child care. These factors are the impetus for the Campaign for Child Care NOW! organized by the Children's Defense Fund. This advocacy program is urging Congress to approve legislation that will guarantee funds to help states serve low income families who need child care help; improve the quality of child care for all children; and provide safe, constructive after school activities for those children left home alone after school. The report describes some state initiatives for improving child care access. Another section of the report examines common myths about child care regarding parental satisfaction, children's development; access to child care and other factors. Also included is an article on law enforcement officials who encouraged lawmakers to make greater investments in children's healthy development. (JPB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Advocacy, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support, Low Income Groups, Social Problems
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-628-8787; World Wide Web: www.childrensdefense.org
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.