ERIC Number: ED428870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Community Consolidated Child Care Pilot Program. Technical Report and Executive Summary.
Garnett, Donna M.; Cuciti, Peggy L.; Badar, Christine; Kauerz, Kristie; Proctor, Kaylene
The Consolidated Child Care Pilot Projects were established by the Colorado General Assembly in 1997, and designed to help local communities to address critical needs for full-day, full-year child care services in partnership with welfare reform. This report describes the context for the project, details the pilot programs, and profiles the 12 pilot communities. In addition, the report describes existing state-level funding systems, and presents assessment results related to combining funding sources, collaboration among stakeholders, identification of barriers, and program impact on children and families. Findings indicated that pilot communities developed community-specific implementation plans and pursued a wide variety of waivers and other solutions to consolidate or coordinate funding and services. Although none of the pilot communities reached the goal of creating a community-wide system of care, they reported significant accomplishments and benefits in the areas of collaboration, consolidated funding, and program quality. In addition, benefits were identified for the more than 7,800 young children participating in the pilots. Among the recommendations obtained from pilot projects were these: that the waivers communities requested continue and that the program be strengthened. The report's appendix includes a copy of Colorado Senate Bill 97-174 and a socioeconomic comparison of the pilot counties. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado