The Use of Transitional Child Care: Analysis and Recommendations for New York Citys Program.Reportar como inadecuado

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New York City's Transitional Child Care (TCC) program, for families exiting Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), has an application rate of 20 percent. This study sought to determine both the causes of the low rate and possible solutions. The situation was evaluated by means of surveys, interviews, analysis of data collected by the Human Resource Administration, and comparison with other TCC programs nationwide. Two broad answers were inferred as to the cause of the low application rate: structural barriers to application such as a lack of information about TCC, and personal barriers. Based on the results, the following recommendations were made for immediate consideration: (1) improve the TCC mailing list; (2) make income support staff more aware of TCC benefits; (3) give information to those enrolled in AFDC; (4) use a bilingual application form; and (5) increase internal market of TCC. In addition, four recommendations were made for long-term consideration: (1) simplify the application process; (2) reconsider the timing of eligibility determination; (3) develop workshops on transition benefits for AFDC clients; and (4) streamline service delivery. The survey instrument is appended. (Contains 246 references.) (PB)

Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Social Services, State Programs, Welfare Recipients

Autor: Peck, Laura; And Others


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