ERIC Number: EJ820531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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Understanding Faith-Based Organizations and the Law
Wright, David J.; Montiel, Lisa M.
Zero to Three, v28 n3 p5-10 Jan 2008
The role of religious groups in providing a wide range of services, including child care and early childhood education, has drawn renewed attention since the federal government's 2001 Faith-Based and Community Initiative. This article explains the various forms that faith-based organizations can take, provides an overview of the services they provide and the legal environment in which they operate, and summarizes what little is known about their effectiveness. It is essential information for those considering contracting with religious charities that are paid with government funds.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Laws, Role, Religious Cultural Groups, Services, Child Care, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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