ERIC Number: ED467317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Child Care Quality: A Guide for Proposition 10 Commissions. Building Community Systems for Young Children.
Howes, Carollee; Brown, Jan
As part of a series of reports designed to support the implementation of Proposition 10: The California Children and Families Act and to provide comprehensive and authoritative information on critical issues concerning young children and families in California, this report provides county-level commissioners and their staff with information about why child care quality is important and recommendations for how to improve it, focusing on structural remedies for improving child care quality. Following introductory comments regarding the state-level goals relating to child care and early education and defining child care services, the report reviews research about the positive effects of quality child care on child development and the kinds of efforts that have been found to improve child care quality. The report also provides information on the availability of quality child care in California and discusses improvement of quality through regulation, training, and accreditation. The report concludes with recommendations to improve the child care system in California, including improving provider compensation, improving training by strategic targeting, and improving the infrastructure through long-term, systematic improvements. The report's two appendices describe several child care initiatives in California and list useful program and organizational Web sites. (Contains 65 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Care, Child Care Effects, Child Development, Planning, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Improvement, State Programs
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 ($5). Tel: 310-206-1898; Fax: 310-206-3180. For full text: http://healthychild.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 10 (California 1998)