ERIC Number: ED426793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Parents Work and Children Succeed: A Guide to Child Care and the 1996 Welfare Act.
Drawing on the major implications for the future of child care across the country due to recent welfare reform, this report examines the many options that policymakers may consider and presents recommendations for policy choices that address both workforce development and child development issues. Key child care issues related to implementing the new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant and the new Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) now facing states and children's advocates are identified. Part one of the report discusses key issues of funding for child care and strategies for increasing funding. Part two describes the child care related decisions connected to the TANF Block Grant. Part three discusses strategies for ensuring that advocates have a voice in the CCDBG state plans and issues that are likely to be addressed in the plan, ranging from subsidy policies to investing in improving the quality and building the supply of child care. In addition to the checklist of key steps, the appendices include a summary of the child care provisions in the CCDBG and TANF, as well as state specific information that will be helpful in the implementation of the new CCDBG and the child care related provisions of TANF. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Children, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Family Work Relationship, Parents, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-628-8787; Web site: www.childrensdefense.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Travelers Companies Foundation, Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families