ERIC Number: ED475176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Child Care and Development Block Grant. Hearing before the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
In preparation for the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, these hearings transcripts present testimony on issues related to assessing the Child Care and Development Block Grant, focusing on the impact of federal child care assistance. Statements offered by Representatives Howard "Buck" McKeon and Patsy Mink identified the major issues in reauthorizing the block grant: providing additional funds and ensuring quality child care. Witnesses included: (1) Janet Schalansky, the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, describing various state's efforts to invest in child care and improve child care quality and endorsing increasing federal funding and state flexibility in shifting dollars from TANF to child care; (2) an American Enterprise Institute national expert on social welfare policy and the legal process, focusing on difficulties in using vouchers for home-based care; (3) a director of a child care facility in Delaware, discussing school readiness and quality care and education, parental choice and equitable access to quality programs, the relation of cost to workforce, facilities, and educational programming; (4) the director of an organization providing oversight and technical support to North Carolinas Smart Start partnerships, describing how the block grant and TANF funds contributed to the creation of an effective state-wide early care and education system; and (5) a director of child care and development for the Children's Defense Fund, highlighting the continuing needs of families for child care assistance, gaps in child care subsidy policies, and the opportunity with reauthorization to expand investments in a crucial program. Written statements of presenters are appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Children, Employed Parents, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, State Federal Aid, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants