ERIC Number: ED438019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Stepping Up: Financing Early Care and Education in the 21st Century. Volume 1. Four Papers Commissioned for "Making It Economically Viable: Financing Early Care and Education." A Working Meeting (Santa Cruz, California, March 3-5, 1999).
National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
The need for an adequate financial base for the future of quality early care and education (ECE) for young children is being increasingly recognized. This document compiles four papers commissioned to frame the discussion at a 1999 working meeting of individuals from diverse fields to identify and explore possible actions related to financing ECE for children birth through 5 years of age. The papers are: (1) "Toward Solutions: Through the Child Care Funding Maze" (Louise Stoney), describes how ECE is financed in the United States and offers examples and new and innovating ways that states and communities have generated funds for ECE services; (2) "Winning Early Care and Education Funding: Successful Strategies from Five States" (Nancy Sconyers), describes funding strategies in Florida, California, Oklahoma, New York, and Illinois; (3) "Funding Early Care and Education: An Assessment of Public Support" (Ethel Klein), examines public opinion regarding the benefits and drawbacks of early care and education for children and working parents and its role in connecting with the workforce; and (4) "Creating a Climate for Change" (Deborah Wadsworth), concerns Americans' attitudes toward children, child care, and parent responsibility. Each paper contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Community Attitudes, Day Care, Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Financial Policy, Infant Care, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Public Support, Systems Development, Tax Allocation, Tax Credits, Taxes, Young Children
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume 2, see PS 028 019.