ERIC Number: ED445833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Child Care Program: Annual Report for the Period Ending May 1999.
Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Recognizing the critical role that quality child care plays in the lives of working families, in children's health and development, and in the state economy, the Alaska Child Care Program promotes quality, affordable, and accessible child care for Alaska's children and families that allows parents to work or train for employment, and that supports child care providers as an integral part of the state and local economy. This annual report details the activities and accomplishments of that program for the period ending May 1999. The report describes the programs and services and relevant accomplishments in four component areas: (1) providing support for children and families to find and keep quality child care; (2) providing support for child care providers to build a stable workforce of competent, well-paid providers; (3) forming child care partnerships to develop a comprehensive system of child care programs and services; and (4) promoting quality child care environments through quality improvement initiatives, adequate program funding, and administration. The report concludes by noting significant changes for Alaska's child care programs, specifically that child care and other early childhood functions will be consolidated and moved to the state Department of Education. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska