ERIC Number: ED474497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Child Care and Development Fund: Report of State Plans FY 2002-2003.
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act requires each state to submit a biennial plan to implement the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). This report summarizes information in the biennial plans submitted for the period October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2003. The analysis includes information from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Following an introduction discussing the report format and summarizing trends, the Plan is presented in six parts. Within each part are specific questions, based on the statute and the regulations, followed by information from each state. Part 1 concerns administration and includes information on the amount of federal CCDF funds, state funds involved, funds earmarked for administration, and agencies involved in administration or implementation. Part 2 includes information on agencies consulted in developing the state plan and collaborative efforts within the states, the public hearing process, and public/private partnerships. Part 3 describes the child care services offered, including information on using grants or contracts for child care slots, limiting in-home care, establishing reimbursement rates, determining eligibility, and using sliding fee scales. Part 4 concerns processes with parents, such as the application process, parent complaint records, and procedures affording parents unlimited access to their children. Part 5 describes quality improvement initiatives and includes information on funds used for that purpose, specific quality improvement activities, child care resource and referral contracts, school-aged child care activities, comprehensive consumer education, provider grants and loans, compliance monitoring, training and technical assistance, and provider compensation. Part 6 deals with health and safety requirements for providers. The report's appendix lists state child care and development fund contacts. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Compliance (Legal), Infant Care, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, School Age Child Care, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://nccic.org/pubs/stateplan/plan.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants