Early and school-age care in Santa Monica : current system, policy options, and recommendations
- Ashley Pierson, Lynn A. Karoly, Gail L. Zellman, Megan K. Beckett.
- Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, 2014.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (191 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Demographics of Santa Monica families
- 3. ESAC funding streams and policy environment
- 4. Landscape of ESAC providers in Santa Monica
- 5. Parents' experience with ESAC in Santa Monica
- 6. Perspectives from providers and other stakeholders
- 7. Cost of care in Santa Monica ECE and OST settings
- 8. Models for ECE and OST in other communities
- 9. Summary of findings, policy options and recommendations
- Appendix A. Parent ESAC survey instrument
- Appendix B. Parent summer program survey instrument
- Appendix C. Parent focus group protocol
- Appendix D. Provider and key informant interview protocol
- Appendix E. Methods for collection of provider cost data.
- Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Table of Contents; Figures; Tables; Boxes; Summary; Study Framework and Approach; Context for ESAC in Santa Monica; Key Issues in ESAC in Santa Monica; Strategies Drawn from Research and Other Communities; Policy Options and Recommendations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations;
- 1. Introduction; Study Framework and Approach; Report Structure;
- 2. Demographics of Santa Monica Families; Population Profile; Population of Children and Public-School Children;
- 3. ESAC Funding Streams and Policy Environment; Funding Sources for Direct Care Provision or Vouchers.
- Child Care Subsidies Through the Tax CodePolicy Environment Regarding Funding Streams; Implications for Santa Monica;
- 4. Landscape of ESAC Providers in Santa Monica; ECE Providers in Santa Monica; OST Providers in Santa Monica; Summary of ESAC Inventory in Santa Monica;
- 5. Parents' Experience with ESAC in Santa Monica; Parent ESAC Survey; Parent Survey Regarding Summer OST; Parent Focus Groups; Summary of Parents' Experiences with ESAC;
- 6. Perspectives from Providers and Other Stakeholders; Interview Participants, Topics, and Procedures; Access and Participation; Quality of Care.
- Service DeliveryFinancing; Summary of Provider and Other Stakeholder Perspectives;
- 7. Cost of Care in Santa Monica ECE and OST Settings; Provider Sample and Data Collection and Analysis Methods; Provider Characteristics; Provider Costs; Provider Revenue Sources; Provider Fees; Summary of Cost of Care;
- 8. Models for ECE and OST in Other Communities; ECE Models from Other Communities; OST Models from Other Communities; Summary of Strategies for ECE and OST Provision;
- 9. Summary of Findings, Policy Options, and Recommendations; Summary of Findings; Policy Options and Recommendations.
- A Stronger ESAC System within the SMC2C InitiativeAppendix A. Parent ESAC Survey Instrument; Appendix B. Parent Summer Program Survey Instrument; Appendix C. Parent Focus Group Protocol; Appendix D. Provider and Key Informant Interview Protocol; Appendix E. Methods for Collection of Provider Cost Data; References.
- In July 2012, the City of Santa Monica Human Services Division and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District contracted with the RAND Corporation to conduct an assessment of child care programs in Santa Monica. The project sought to assess how well Santa Monica's early and school-age care programs meet the needs of families. Recommendations for improvement focused on advancing access, quality, service delivery, and financial sustainability.
- Publication date
- 9780833086617 (electronic bk.)
- 0833086618 (electronic bk.)