ERIC Number: ED450904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Map and Track: State Initiatives for Young Children and Families. 2000 Edition.
Cauthen, Nancy K.; Knitzer, Jane; Ripple, Carol H.
This third biennial "Map and Track" examines state-level efforts to promote positive outcomes for young children, including efforts to enhance children's economic security, healthy growth and development, and school readiness. The report provides information about the following types of state-funded child development and family support efforts in each of the states and the District of Columbia: (1) state supported programs with a central focus on child development or family support; (2) states' efforts to prepare children for school and state kindergarten requirements; and (3) early childhood systems development. Analysis was based on information from the Current Population Survey. Chapter 1 of the report provides an overview of the framework and data collection methods. Chapter 2 provides the findings on state child development and family support efforts. Chapter 3 summarizes secondary source data on state efforts to promote family economic security. Chapter 4 reviews the major findings and provides suggestions for future state early childhood efforts. Following these chapters are individual state profiles for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, accompanied by a reader's guide that provides detailed information about the data, data sources, and dates of data collection. Three appendices include demographic summary tables, technical information on demographic statistics, and tables delineating staff efforts to promote family economic security. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Comprehensive Programs, Early Childhood Education, Family Financial Resources, Family Programs, Financial Support, Poverty, Program Descriptions, School Readiness, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Well Being
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia School of Public Health, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032; Tel: 212-304-7100; Fax: 212-544-4200; Tel: 212-544-4201; Web site: http://www.nccp.org ($19.95 includes postage and handling. Checks should be made payable to Columbia University).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.