ERIC Number: ED426772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Welfare Recipients as Child Care Providers. Proceedings from a Conference (New York, New York, June 27-28, 1996).
In response to strong political debate concerning the future of federal welfare policy and a push for welfare to work programs, the Bank Street College of Education's Center for Family Support held a conference to address the issue of welfare recipients as child care providers. The purpose of this meeting was threefold: (1) to stimulate thinking about the concept of using welfare recipients as child care providers; (2) to identify effective approaches that states could implement; and (3) to develop concepts for innovative strategies that states could develop. This report synthesizes findings of the conference. The report's preface documents the following panel discussions: (1) "Understanding the Context of Current Proposals: Past Lessons for Future Directions"; (2) "Preparing Low-Income Women for Careers in Early Care and Education"; (3) "Elements of Good Training"; and (4) "Improving the Quality of Care." The remainder of the report describes the outcomes of small group discussions. The first section, "Lessons Learned," examines characteristics of women on welfare and results of welfare to work programs. The second section, "Elements of Successful Programs," addresses issues of choice, accessibility, incentives, needs-based programming, cultural sensitivity, and support services. The third section, "Three Child Care Employment Programs or Welfare Recipients that Work," describe successful programs in West Virginia, Virginia, and New Haven, Connecticut. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Family Support.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (New Haven); Virginia; West Virginia