Governance and Accountability

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This report estimates that in fiscal year 2000 only one in seven children eligible for federal child care assistance received it.

States report a variety of initiatives to improve the quality of child care, such as training caregivers, raising compensation, and increasing safety. However, few states have studied the effect of their initiatives on children.

A national poll of voters shows strong support for voluntary, universal access to high-quality, affordable preschool programs.

The first Census Bureau analysis of families who receive help in paying for child care shows grandparents were the leading child-care providers for preschoolers in 1997.

Study by a university-based independent research center shows California preschools and child care centers only have room for one in every seven children age 0-5, even though state spending for child care has nearly quadrupled since 1996.