ERIC Number: ED459910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Counting on Child Care: Information about Child Care in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Finney, Kathryn; Wharton, Francyne
This report provides information on child care in southeastern Pennsylvania, discussing what is available and affordable for working families as well as current efforts to improve child care quality. Specific areas discussed in the report include why high-quality child care matters, types of child care, regulation, how families pay for child care, child care costs, child care workforce earnings, availability, help for parents, and quality improvement initiatives. The report also includes data on child care in the region and its five counties, including: (1) number of children ages 0-5 needing child care; (2) number of regulated child care spaces; (3) gap between need and availability; (4) percentage of children needing child care that are without regulated care; (5) availability of child care providers (family, group, center, Head Start) and the number of providers that accept subsidies; (6) participation in the Child Care Works subsidy; (7) affordability; (8) quality efforts; (9) child care needs (of families and professionals); (10) weekly fees charged for infant, toddler, preschool, and school-age children (lowest, average, highest); and (11) regional average maximum weekly subsidy rate. The report also includes information on programs that can help pay for child care and how to determine eligibility for these programs, a glossary, and contact information for child care-related resources. (Contains 18 sources.) (EV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Counties, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Grants, State Surveys
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, 7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: 215-563-5848; Fax: 215-563-9442; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.childcarematters.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania