Crawling Behind America s Child Care Crisis and How to Fix It

Crawling Behind  America s Child Care Crisis and How to Fix It

“I’ve totally washed away the dream of having one more child.” “I had never intended to be a stay-at-home-parent, but the cost of child care turned me into one.” “We had to pull our toddler out of his program because we ...

Author: Elliot Haspel

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

ISBN: 9781684334278

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

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“I’ve totally washed away the dream of having one more child.” “I had never intended to be a stay-at-home-parent, but the cost of child care turned me into one.” “We had to pull our toddler out of his program because we couldn’t afford to have two kids in high-quality care.” These are not the voices of those down on their luck, but the voices of America’s middle class. The lack of affordable, available, high-quality childcare is a boulder on the backs of all but the most affluent. Millions of hard-working families are left gasping for air while the next generation misses out on a strong start. To date, we’ve been fighting this five-alarm fire with the policy equivalent of beach toy water buckets. It’s time for a bold investment in America’s families and America’s future. There’s only one viable solution: Childcare should be free.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Health Care Crisis in America 1971

Health Care Crisis in America  1971

THE CHALLENGE Mr. President , the Forum on Development Child Care Services of the 1970 White House Conference on Children identified the challenge before us : “ There are two clear issues in developmental child care for American ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C051740819

Category: Government publications

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Categories: Government publications

America s Child Care Problem

America s Child Care Problem

22. 23. 9. Linda J. Waite, Arleen Leibowitz and Christina Witsberger, “What Parents Pay For: Child Care Characteristics, Quality and Costs,” Journal of Social Issues 47, no. 2 (1991):33-48; Cost, Quality, and Child Outcomes Team, Cost, ...

Author: Barbara R. Bergmann

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403962119

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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Two renowned economists delve into the state of professional child care in America and the problems it faces by examining the industry itself and discussing such problems as the quality and cost of care, and offer solutions to fix these problems to ensure a better future for our children. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Confronting the Child Care Crisis

Confronting the Child Care Crisis

Analysis of the American Experience. Washington, D.C.: Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of Child Development, June 22, 1972. Grotberg, Edith. A Review of the Present Status and Future Needs in Day Care Research.

Author: Stevanne Auerbach

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504033732

Category: Education

Page: 127

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Confronting the Child Care Crisis is an outstanding, historically important analysis of childcare dynamics and a practical guidebook for change is essential reading about unmet needs of childcare. Based on years of personal, professional experience, facts and problems show how inadequate childcare significantly contributes to a national dilemma of increased family stress. Recounting experiences in the federal government, Dr. Auerbach reveals red-tape, overlapping services, mismanagement, wasted resources, and how lack of interest and consistent political support stalled critically important legislation, hampering vital programs that could make a huge difference. Dr. Auerbach shows how childcare leaders can respond to improve services at federal, state and local levels, suggesting ways to build bridges of cooperation between government, industry, and local resources to make important changes and improvements. This book includes President Richard Nixon’s 1971 veto message after the bi-partisan approved and endorsed childcare legislation (Title V Child Development Programs of S 2007-Economic Opportunity Amendment). Full statements are included from Senators Walter Mondale and Alan Cranston plus The National Plan of Action presented by the National Women’s Conference, held in November, 1977.
Categories: Education

Florida s economic future and the child care crisis for families

Florida s economic future and the child care crisis for families

Federal day care policy provides an entitlement to subsidy for those who make enough money to benefit from the tax credit . In other words , if you're fairly affluent , you not only get a day care subsidy in America , but you get it as ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210015470972

Category: Child care services

Page: 143

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Categories: Child care services

America s Child Care Crisis

America s Child Care Crisis

America's Child-Care Crisis takes a hard look at the current state of the industry and explores how to save this critical service by: Identifying the systemic changes needed Altering public opinion of the field Securing state and federal ...

Author: Sarah Taylor Vanover

Publisher: Gryphon House Incorporated

ISBN: 0876599145

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The child-care industry--essential to American families and to the American economy--is at risk of complete collapse. Before COVID-19 struck, the child-care industry faced funding issues and staffing dilemmas, while families struggled to find--or simply afford--quality child care. The reality is that COVID-19 has only exacerbated the challenges of the already-fragile child-care ecosystem. America's Child-Care Crisis takes a hard look at the current state of the industry and explores how to save this critical service by: Identifying the systemic changes needed Altering public opinion of the field Securing state and federal dollars for the private sector Prioritizing the growth of family child-care homes Educating parents on quality care and helping them access it Obtaining business support Child-care is a system that is too critical to fail--we cannot survive without it. Together, we can reimagine the child-care industry for all Americans whose livelihoods depend on it.
Categories: Education

Who Cares for our Children

Who Cares for our Children

This book delivers a timely message: Child care should be viewed as a human right.” —Martha F. Davis, Northeastern University School of Law “A collection of moving and often chilling personal narratives. . .

Author: Valerie Polakow

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807775929

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Valerie Polakow spent a year traveling around the country listening to low-income women from diverse backgrounds tell their stories of struggle, resilience, distress, and occasional success as they encountered ongoing child care crises. The resulting work is both a compelling account of the lived realities of the child care crisis, and an incisive critique of public policy that points to the United States as an outlier in the international community. Drawing on historical and international perspectives, Polakow creates a groundbreaking analysis of child care as a human right, persuasively arguing for a universal child care system. “Who Cares for Our Children? is one of the most disturbing books I have read in a long time. It should have a major impact on debates over poverty and social policy.” —From the Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed “In this beautifully written and provocative volume, Polakow deftly steps aside and lets real mothers, struggling against the odds to keep their families safe and sound, speak for themselves about what they need. This book delivers a timely message: Child care should be viewed as a human right.” —Martha F. Davis, Northeastern University School of Law “A collection of moving and often chilling personal narratives. . . . Who Cares for Our Children? is a powerful and well-documented analysis of the worlds of low-income families.” —Beth Blue Swadener, Arizona State University “Thoroughly researched and grounded in a heartfelt sympathy for the struggles of families . . . that face such painful choices and dilemmas in meeting the needs of their children.” —James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago
Categories: Education

The Four thirds Solution

The Four thirds Solution

Reveals how parents can provide young children with the tools they need to develop emotionally and intellectually as they determine the best child care options for their children.

Author: Stanley Greenspan

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: UVA:X004552276

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Reveals how parents can provide young children with the tools they need to develop emotionally and intellectually as they determine the best child care options for their children.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Hearings on Child Care

Hearings on Child Care

A SOLUTION TO THE NATION'S CHILD CARE CRISIS : The School of the Twenty - first Century by EDWARD F. ZIGLER The White House Conference on Children in 1971 voted child care as the single most serious problem for America's families .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000014982286

Category: Child care

Page: 505

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Categories: Child care

The Foster Care Crisis

The Foster Care Crisis

Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist ( CBCL ) , 197 , 86 , 194 ; Parent Report Form , 195-196 Administration for Children ... 136 ; foster care crisis and , 8-9 Aldgate , Stein , and Carey study , youth perspectives in , 107–108 American ...

Author: Patrick Almond Curtis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803263996

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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The inadequacy of the foster care system has long been recognized. One of the biggest obstacles to reforming the system is the relative unavailability of research data from the field, information that would shed light on key empirical trends and pressing issues. ø This long overdue volume provides a much-needed overview of the current state of foster care. Leading researchers and practitioners summarize and discuss the results of their current research, providing through their data an unparalleled, detailed glimpse of the inner workings of the foster care system in its entirety. The volume is also valuable for its survey and syntheses of important issues and trends affecting foster care. Subjects discussed include welfare reform, reporting systems, family reunification, mental health services, and the needs of minority children. Wide-ranging and detailed in its coverage, this collection is destined to become an essential reference and guide to the foster care system.
Categories: Social Science