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ERIC Number: ED538031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Putting It Together: A Guide to Financing Comprehensive Services in Child Care and Early Education
Johnson-Staub, Christine
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
This guide aims to help states look beyond the major sources of child care and early education funding and consider alternative federal financing sources to bring comprehensive services into early childhood settings. Why? Because the sources of child care funding historically available to states have limited supply and allowable uses, and comprehensive services are critical to the success of children--especially those who are most at risk for developmental challenges and delays. The information in this guide can help states go beyond Head Start and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to build on early childhood systems and improve access to services for children. Partnerships expanding access to comprehensive services in child care and early education settings can take different forms. They can build program staff's capacity to directly provide services to children, or they can bring other professionals (e.g. mental health consultants, nurses, etc.) and resources into early childhood settings to collaborate with child care and early education staff. In this guide, partnerships using federal funding streams to provide comprehensive services to children in early childhood settings are explored. These partnerships may be administered directly by child care and early education agencies or by partner agencies with authority over the funds. This guide provides state policymakers and advocates with strategies to maximize resources and make policy changes that drive funds, resources, and community partners to child care and early education programs to benefit young children and families. Separate from blending and braiding funding streams at the local or program level, the strategies described in this guide focus on state policy decisions that can facilitate the innovative use of funds, encourage partnerships at the state and local level, and replicate promising models from other states. Appended are: (1) A Worksheet to Help States Get Started in Putting it Together; (2) Additional Resources by Funding Agency; and (3) Medicaid State Plan Web-sites. (Contains 1 table and 52 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Birth to Five Policy Alliance; George Gund Foundation; Irving Harris Foundation; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Iowa; Maine; Michigan; New York; Oklahoma; Rhode Island; Tennessee; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families