ERIC Number: ED413098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Regulation-Exempt Family Child Care in the Context of Publicly Subsidized Child Care: An Exploratory Study.
Child Care Law Center, San Francisco, CA.
Whether and how to regulate family child care has been a continuing policy dilemma facing child care advocates, policymakers, child care administrators, and child care regulators over the last 20 years. Insufficient attention has been given to what regulatory and/or non-regulatory methods might be used to ensure that all children, regardless of whether they receive a federal subsidy or which particular subsidy they receive, are provided with safe and healthy child care. To begin the work necessary to formulate a rational policy framework for regulation-exempt family child care, primarily as it relates to the child care subsidy system, this report compares funding requirements imposed on regulation-exempt family child care with requirements imposed on family child care which is regulated. The report also includes current information on both the child care regulatory and funding systems for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, expert opinions, a survey of resource and referral agencies nationwide, and in-depth research from five states. The report's chapters are: (1) The Utilization and Provision of Regulation-Exempt Family Child Care; (2) The Regulation of Family Child Care: What Is Covered and What Isn't; (3) The Funding of Regulation-Exempt Family Child Care: Requirements and Rates; (4) A Closer Look at Several States; (5) Legal Issues; (6) Strategies to Support Parents; (7) Strategies to Support Providers; and (8) Recommendations. Three appendices present a list of participants, state-by-state regulation tables, and health and safety requirements of case study states. (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Financial Support, Public Support, State Regulation
Child Care Law Center, 22 Second Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 ($35).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Law Center, San Francisco, CA.