ERIC Number: ED459918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Action Plan To Improve Access to Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families in the South.
Southern Inst. on Children and Families, Columbia, SC.
The report details an action plan developed by the Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care, comprised of appointees from 16 southern states including Oklahoma and the mayor of the District of Columbia, with additional appointees from the other agencies. The charge to the task force was to develop a plan to improve access to child care assistance for low-income families in the southern region. The task force received testimony from professionals, families, and representatives of the business communities; identified barriers that impede access to child care assistance for low-income families; and developed an action plan to improve access to financial aid for families needing and seeking assistance. This report presents the 10 goals and 52 action steps of the plan and calls on public and private sector leaders to support specific initiatives, including significant increases in child care resources, eligibility simplification, improved customer services, implementation of tax strategies, and creation of employer partnerships. Appended are survey data and other information supporting the goals and action steps. (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Employer Supported Day Care, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Planning, Tax Allocation
Southern Institute on Children and Families, 500 Taylor Street, Suite 202, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-779-2607; Fax: 803-254-6301; Web site: http://www.kidsouth.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Southern Inst. on Children and Families, Columbia, SC.