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NCJ Number: 135721 Find in a Library
Title: Building Early Childhood Systems: A Resource Handbook
Author(s): J M Sugarman
Corporate Author: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 112
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
Publication Number: ISBN O-87868-451-4
Sale Source: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook tells how a State agency as designated in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 can coordinate other systems and agencies in the provision of services in early childhood programs.
Abstract: Certain policies and organizational and operational principles are presented which are considered essential to meeting the real goals of early childhood programs. The current state of early childhood programs are described regarding child care arrangements, program availability by age group, and the changing patterns of eligibility. New and improved funding for States is described, and an explanation is presented about what a State needs to do to receive financial support. A systematic approach is explained in which States and communities can begin to build a set of systems in which programs can work together. Some practical examples follow of how local programs can work together. Topics covered include planning and budgeting, family information resource and referral, family education and support, child assessments, staff training and development, and nutrition services and education. Also discussed are transportation, licensing, registration, staffing standards, rate setting and payments, facilities and equipment, and eligibility determination. The appendixes provide information on the provision of the laws regarding program purposes, services, and eligibility; how the tax credits work; and how the new Claude F. Pepper Young American act will work.
Main Term(s): Child welfare
Index Term(s): Child development; Interagency cooperation
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