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Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Child care subsidies help make quality child care affordable for low-income parents, allowing them to attend work or school to support their families while ensuring their children's healthy development. Access to quality child care is also proven to strengthen families' economic security. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the…
Descriptors: Participation, Enrollment Rate, Expenditures, Block Grants
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Ostergren, Carol S.; Riley, David A.; Wehmeier, Jenny M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
More high quality child care is needed in the United States. This article evaluates the Better Kid Care (BKC) program produced by Pennsylvania State University Extension. Child care staff in Wisconsin were interviewed about changes they had made in their early childhood programs following participation in the BKC program. Findings show that 2…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Caregiver Training
Wilson-Ahlstrom, Alicia; Davis, Kalisha; Moore, Amber; Joselowsky, Francine; Yohalem, Nicole; Pittman, Karen – Forum for Youth Investment, 2004
The word "summer" brings to mind images of a relaxed, unstructured season--a time markedly different from other seasons of the year. In the United States, we have a particularly entrenched notion that summer is different--a notion reflected in popular assumptions about summer as a "break" and reinforced by carefree depictions…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Popular Culture, Summer Schools, At Risk Students