ERIC Number: ED423026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care: A County-By-County Factbook. For Children For Ohio's Future.
This document, the first in the "For Children For Ohio's Future" Kids Count series, explores the link between quality child care and healthy brain development. It documents child care needs, availability, and costs in Ohio, and shows that despite an increase in the number of child care facilities since 1995, not all programs can meet the needs of working parents. County data are provided to enable policymakers and others to examine local needs. The report begins with a discussion of child care quality and its relation to child outcomes. Findings of the report indicate that child care costs are high for low-wage working parents, child care tax credits reduce costs for middle-income working families, and that all Ohio families receive some form of assistance with higher education costs. Child care needs are growing in Ohio, with nearly half of infants and toddlers needing child care and school-age children needing adult supervision. State payments often do not cover the costs of child care, and many eligible parents do not know about available assistance. The bulk of the report is comprised of summaries of county information. Statistics for each county show average child care costs, the number of parents and children on welfare from 1995 to 1997, parents receiving child care assistance. A description of available child care choices is included. The report concludes with notes and definitions. (Contains 52 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Brain, Childhood Needs, Children, Counties, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Day Care Effects, Employed Parents, Family Day Care, Family Needs, Infants, School Age Day Care, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215; phone: 614-221-2244; fax: 614-221-2247; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($19.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Columbus Foundation, OH.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio