ERIC Number: ED426759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A First Look at State TANF Child Care Plans. CCAC Issue Brief, #7.
Clhild Care Action Campaign Issue Brief, n7 Dec 1997
The recent overhaul of the federal welfare system gives states new flexibility to set child care policies, develop child care programs, and fund new initiatives. The Child Care Action Campaign (CCAC) conducted an audioconference on July 31, 1997, to examine key elements of new state plans and to take a close look at how one state, Illinois, made decisions on interrelated issues such as eligibility, parent co-payments, and state reimbursement rates for child care. Featured presenters were Joan Lombardi, Associate Commissioner of the U.S. Child Care Bureau, and Michele Piel, manager of the Office of Child Care and Development, Illinois Department of Human Services. This issue brief summarizes information from the audioconference. The brief covers the following topics: (1) how states will administer the new programs; (2) determining eligibility and prioritizing service; (3) income-based eligibility and Illinois; (4) parent co-payments and state rates; (5) quality; and (6) increasing funding. (EV)
Descriptors: Day Care, Financial Support, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Child Care Action Campaign, 330 Seventh Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001; phone: 212-239-0138; fax: 212-268-6515 ($3 prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families