ERIC Number: ED453970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Development Fund: Report of State Plans for the Period 10/01/99 to 9/30/01.
Stoney, Louise; Stanton, Nina
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act requires each state to submit a biennial plan to implement the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This report is based on the approved State Plans for the period October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2001. The analysis includes information from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Following an introduction discussing the report format and summarizing trends, the Plan is presented in six parts. Within each part are specific questions, based on the statute and the regulations, followed by information from each state. Part 1 concerns administration and includes information on the amount of federal CCDF funds, state funds involved, funds earmarked for administration, and agencies involved in administration or implementation. Part 2 includes information on agencies consulted in developing the state plan, processes to obtain public comment, and activities to promote private sector involvement. Part 3 describes the child care services offered, including information on using grants or contracts for child care slots, limiting in-home care, establishing reimbursement rates, assuring equal accessibility, setting income eligibility criteria, providing respite care, meeting child care needs of TANF families, and using sliding fee scales. Part 4 concerns processes with parents, such as the application process, parent complaint records, and procedures affording parents unlimited access to their children. Part 5 describes quality improvement initiatives and includes information on funds used for that purpose, specific quality improvement activities, child care resource and referral, school-aged child care activities, comprehensive consumer education, provider grants and loans, compliance monitoring, training and technical assistance, and provider compensation. Part 6 deals with health and safety requirements for providers. The report's three appendices list state contacts, provide states' definitions related to eligibility and priority terminology, and delineate the terminology used by TANF agencies. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants