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ERIC Number: ED475654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-24
Pages: 23
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Side-by-Side Comparison of Child Care and Early Education Provisions in Key Senate, House, and Administration Bills and Proposals.
Mezey, Jennifer; Schumacher, Rachel; Rakpraja, Tanya; Irish, Kate
This document summarizes and compares selected child care and early education provisions in current law and a set of major Congressional proposals addressing reauthorization and early education as of September 24, 2002: (1) the Administration's Early Childhood Initiative; (2) the final TANF reauthorization bill as passed in the House; (3) the comprehensive Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization bill; (4) an early care and education bill introduced by Senators Kennedy, Gregg, Murray, and Voinovich; and (5) the TANF reauthorization bill passed out of the Senate. In addition, the first page of this comparison provides an overview of all pending proposals that include provisions for funding levels of CCDBG as part of the larger TANF reauthorization discussion, including the ones listed above and a TANF bill introduced by Senators Bayh and Carper, and a list of TANF-related principles upon which Democratic members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and other Senators agree. Although the early care and education legislation and the TANF legislation approach child care and early education issues from different perspectives, this side-by-side comparison includes all the above approaches, because changes to any piece of the child care and education system will necessarily have an impact on the others, and all serve a similar populationlow-income working families and children. (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families