Researcher(s):Laura Lein, Julie Beausoleil, Sara Trott, Deanna Schexnayder, Daniel Schroeder, Ying Tang, and Matthew Randazzo
Date Published: April 2003
Publisher(s): Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin
Abstract: Researchers from the Ray Marshall Center and Center for Social Work Research at the University of Texas at Austin have completed the first year of a three-year study on the devolution of child care in Texas, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Bureau. Two reports were completed in the first year of the study. Texas Child Care Profiles for Local Workforce Development Areas for Fiscal Year 1998-Fiscal Year 2001 provides an overview of child care policies, funding, subsidy utilization patterns and client characteristics across all of the 28 local workforce development boards. Preliminary Findings from Interviews With Child Care Program Managers is a summary of interviews conducted with local board child care program managers during the period of April to June 2002 regarding the evolution, operation and management of child care programs in local workforce areas.