ERIC Number: ED426795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care Challenges: The Midwest, The Northeast, The South, and The West.
Adams, Gina; Schulman, Karen
This document is comprised of four separately-published volumes, each a regional compilation of several state reports examining the range of child care challenges facing families in the state. Each state report includes the following information for the state: (1) child care needs; (2) child care costs; (3) child care quality; (4) child care availability; and (5) child care facts at a glance, a summary data table providing information on demographics, family income, child care costs, and child care quality indicators. Data indicate that in every state families are struggling to find quality child care they can afford. Families face serious problems finding quality childcare because costs are too high, they cannot find the quality they are looking for, or the demands of their work schedules limit their choices. There is no state that has successfully addressed the full range of problems facing families who need child care. Each state report contains references. The regional compilations conclude by noting that the problems identified highlight the need for a significant new commitment to child care. (KB)
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Family Needs, Family Problems, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-628-8787; Web site: http://www.childrensdefense.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States