Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a professional trade journal published bimonthly by the Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Arlington, Va. Founded in 1921, the journal provides policy, practice, and program information to professionals who work in the child welfare industry.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 6, November

Child Day Care: A Key Building Block of Family Support and Family Preservation Programs
With all of the stresses on families in the 1990s, child day care has become a necessity of life. While child day care services have always been a part of child welfare, they have sometimes taken a back seat to the crises that arise in protective services....
Child Day Care in the Schools: The School of the 21st Century
The development and education of children in the United States is being increasingly compromised by a lack of coordinated high-quality services that accord with the changing needs of families. The School of the 21st Century is a school-based/school-linked...
Child Day Care in Welfare Reform: Are We Targeting Too Narrowly?
Welfare reform efforts at both the state and federal levels are emphasizing work and economic self-sufficiency for participants in Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the primary welfare program for families. Although child day care assistance...
Children in Court: A Troubling Presence
The rise in domestic and community violence and criminal activity has brought with it a noticeable increase in the number of children who are present in the nation's courthouses. This article details the reasons children come to court and the effect...
Collaborative Models of Service Integration
Collaborative models of service integration embedded in a policy perspective will have a positive impact on all children from birth to the start of kindergarten, a group for which there is no single recognized system for delivery of early childhood care...
Factors Related to the Recruitment, Training, and Retention of Family Child Care Providers
Using a multifaceted program evaluation strategy, this paper identifies factors related to recruitment, training, and retention of family child care providers in two rural communities. Findings point to the relative success of efforts to recruit and...
Family Child Care and New Immigrants: Cultural Bridge and Support
Immigrants usually face an array of problems and stressors in the United States. After the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the local department of social services, family child care providers may be the primary external influence that new...
Innovations in Toddle Day Care and Family Support Services: An International Overview
This article focuses on policy and program innovations in toddler day care and family support services in Europe, where child day care for children age three to compulsory school age is largely universal. Infant day care is increasingly provided at home...
Moving from Welfare to Work: A Snapshot Survey of Illinois Families
The role of child day care in enabling parents to leave welfare for employment is a central issue in the current welfare reform debate. Little information is available, however, about parents and children who use child day care after leaving AFDC. Information...
Out-of-School Time: A Study of Children in Three Low-Income Neighborhoods
This article reviews the research on the effects of out-of-school time on children's development and school achievement, and describes the results of one study that examined the out-of-school time of children between the ages of four and seven who were...
Predictors of Parent and Provider Satisfaction with Child Day Care Dimensions: A Comparison of Center-Based and Family Child Day Care
Predictors of satisfaction with specific aspects of child day care arrangements were evaluated for parents and care providers of children in full-time center-based child day care and family child care. Descriptive statistics for the predictors were compared...
Providing Quality Child Day Care in a Comprehensive Program for Disadvantaged Young Mothers and Their Children
This study examined the quality of center-based child day care provided as a part of New Chance, a nationwide program serving teenage mothers on welfare and their children. Assessments of quality were based on researcher's observations and surveys completed...
The Importance of Curriculum in Achieving Quality Child Day Care Programs
Quality child day care programs promote children's social competence, an important prerequisite of academic success. In high-quality programs, children develop a positive sense of identity, learn to trust others, and acquire the characteristics that...
Utilizing a Statewide Training System to Improve Child Day Care Quality
This article describes Pennsylvania's comprehensive child day care and early childhood development training system, with particular attention to ECELS -- the Early Childhood Education Linkage System of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy...
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