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ERIC Number: ED458932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 194
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Child Care in the United States: An Expanded Catalog of Current Strategies. 2001 Edition.
Mitchell, Anne; Stoney, Louise; Dichter, Harriet
This catalog provides information on innovative financing strategies, primarily state and community strategies, being used to successfully fund child care in the United States. Four chapters of the catalog are devoted to profiles of 78 programs using the following categories of strategies: (1) "Generating Public Revenue for Child Care," addressing tax- and fee-based approaches, including lotteries and gaming; (2) "Allocating Public Revenues for Child Care," examining ways states allocate existing revenue for child care, including connecting child care to welfare-to-work, education, health, and crime-prevention goals; (3) "Financing Child Care in the Private Sector," focusing on business and labor-initiated programs that improve access to child care and improve quality and supply, and on philanthropic efforts to improve child care and support community child care systems; and (4) "Financing Child Care via Public-Private Partnerships," including capital investment partnerships for financing child care facilities. Each profile describes the strategy, when it was initiated, the amount of funding it generates, how funds are distributed, what services are funded, and who is eligible to receive them. Additional locations using similar financing strategies are listed with contact information. The catalog's final chapter addresses potential strategies, presenting examples from other fields that might be applied to child care, including tax policy, unemployment compensation, social investment, and higher education, as well as ideas for strategic alliances that might support communities' child care goals. Appended are descriptions of taxes and fees as revenue-generation methods. (KB)
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Fulfillment Center, 1932 Linn Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116. Tel: 816-932-1000; Fax: 816-221-0221; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, PA.