ERIC Number: ED464702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Child Care. A Public Policy Report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Winter 2002.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
This public policy report focuses on financing child care in the United States. The report contains brief articles on the following topics: (1) child care wages in comparison to other positions; (2) benefits to businesses when employees have high-quality child care; (3) resources for funding early education systems; (4) comparison of the cost of early education and college tuition; (5) description of a demonstration project funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to determine the most effective policy alternatives to link compensation to quality care; and (6) a description of the Smart Start for Kansas Teachers program. The report asserts that while states and the private sector have made significant gains in their support for early childhood programs, only a few states have developed a statewide vision for early childhood. Government programs will temporarily raise the salaries of participating teachers but long-term solutions are needed to make permanent changes to the compensation system. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Compensation (Remuneration), Day Care, Demonstration Programs, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Teachers, Private Financial Support, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, State Programs
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Public Affairs Department, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2046. Tel: 816-932-1000. For full text: http://www.emkf.org/pdf/financing childcare news.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.