ERIC Number: ED423080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care by Kith and Kin: Supporting Family, Friends, and Neighbors Caring for Children. Children and Welfare Reform Issue Brief 5.
Collins, Ann; Carlson, Barbara
Changes being implemented in welfare policies and programs as a result of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 have the potential to help or hurt children by changing family income, by changing the level of parental stress or parenting styles, and by changing children's access to comprehensive family support and child-focused services. This paper focuses on child care for low-income families provided by friends and relatives. The paper summarizes the research on kith and kin child care, examines traditional policies, describes innovative program strategies, and make recommendations that states and local communities can use to reach out to these child care providers and the children for whom they care. (Contains approximately 20 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Low Income Groups, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Welfare Reform
National Center for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032; phone: 212-304-7100; fax: 212-544-4200, 212-544-4201; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.