Child care programs (41 - 50 of 61 items)
Welfare to Work: Current AFDC Program Not Sufficiently Focused on Employment
HEHS-95-28: Published: Dec 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program has made in: (1) serving a larger portion of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients; and (2) ensuring that JOBS participants obtain employment and leave AFDC.GAO found that: (1) about 11 percent of AFDC recipients participate in JOBS, and this perce...
Family Child Care: Innovative Programs Promote Quality
T-HEHS-95-43: Published: Dec 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed several public and private initiatives to enhance the quality of family child care. GAO noted that: (1) there are 195 initiatives nationwide seeking to improve family child care; (2) most family child care programs are funded through a variety of public and private sources and many rely on funding from multiple sources; (3) many organizations spon...
Child Care: Promoting Quality in Family Child Care
HEHS-95-36: Published: Dec 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed family child care, focusing on: (1) public and private initiatives to enhance the quality of family child care; (2) the financing of family care initiatives; (3) the federal role in supporting quality initiatives; and (4) the implications of these initiatives for welfare reform.GAO found that: (1) many national initiatives seek to improve family ch...
Child Care: Current System Could Undermine Goals of Welfare Reform
T-HEHS-94-238: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
GAO discussed child care subsidies for low-income families, focusing on: (1) the effect of child care subsidy rates on the employment of low-income women; and (2) how well current child care subsidy programs are working for low-income families. GAO noted that: (1) child care subsidies can dramatically affect whether low-income women work; (2) despite significant funding from subsidy programs, only...
Child Care: Working Poor and Welfare Recipients Face Service Gaps
HEHS-94-87: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Child Care Development Block Grant, focusing on: (1) how states are integrating the child care block grant program with the three other federal child care programs for low-income families; and (2) gaps in the delivery of child care services to low-income families that could impede their achieving economic self-sufficie...
Infants and Toddlers: Dramatic Increases in Numbers Living in Poverty
HEHS-94-74: Published: Apr 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential expansion of the Head Start Program to include infants and toddlers, focusing on the: (1) demographic and economic characteristics of infants and toddlers as shown in the 1980 and 1990 decennial census; and (2) eligibility criteria of major early childhood programs and the percentage of the infant and toddler population they serve.GAO...
Food Assistance: USDA's Multiprogram Approach
RCED-94-33: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the current multiprogram approach; and (2) alternative approaches for delivering food assistance.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1992, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies jointly operated 14 programs that...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Child Abuse: Prevention Programs Need Greater Emphasis
HRD-92-99: Published: Aug 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a variety of child abuse programs, focusing on: (1) the extent to which child abuse prevention strategies have been evaluated and shown to be effective; (2) obstacles inhibiting program implementation and alternative approaches to overcome these obstacles; and (3) the types of programs providing services to prevent child abuse in families, and how...
Reducing Youth Violence: Coordinated Federal Efforts and Early Intervention Strategies Could Help
T-HRD-92-22: Published: Mar 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1992.
GAO discussed efforts to prevent the increasing problem of youth violence, focusing on: (1) the extent of youth violence; (2) the characteristics of youth at risk of committing serious crimes; (3) early intervention strategies; and (4) current federal funding to prevent youth delinquency and violence. GAO noted that: (1) between 1965 and 1989, the arrest rate of minor youths for violent crimes inc...