ERIC Number: ED427870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Development Fund 1997-98: Statistics.
The Child Care and Development Fund Program (CCDF) brings together four Federal Child Care Subsidy programs and allows states to design a comprehensive, integrated service delivery system to meet the needs of low-income working families. This fund assists low-income families and those transitioning off welfare to obtain child care so that they can work or attend training or education. Using data compiled from information received from Arkansas CCDF sites, this report provides statistical information on the children served and their households during fiscal year 1997-98. Statistics are presented in graphs and charts for student totals by county of residence and by program type, age, female-male ratio, race, household income, disabilities, percentage parent pays, eligibility categories, and student total by site. Eligible children are those under age 13 (or up to age 19, if disabled), who reside with a family whose income does not exceed 85% of the State median income for a family of the same size, and reside with a parent who is working or attending a job-training or educational program, or are receiving protective services. A total of 3,215 children were served as reported from the CCDF sites, an increase of 171% from the 1996-97 fiscal year. (JPB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Arkansas Inst. for Economic Advancement.