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ERIC Number: ED427888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Who's Minding the Children? The State of Child Care in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts KIDS COUNT, Boston.
This Massachusetts Kids Count report details the current condition of child care in the state of Massachusetts, discussing the importance of quality child care and the need to improve the affordability, access, and quality of Massachusetts child care. The report describes difficulties in finding child care and presents data on demand for child care. In addition, the shortage of child care is detailed, as are the supply of state-subsidized care and school-age care, and the location of child care services. The report discusses the costs and quality of child care and describes how Massachusetts offsets the high cost through subsidized care. The components of quality child care are delineated and the linkage between quality and child caregiver wages, benefits, and training is discussed. Finally, the report identifies strategies for improving child care accessibility, affordability, and quality and concludes with information on how Massachusetts citizens can get involved in building resources for children. (Contains 16 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts KIDS COUNT, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts