- Cultural issues, like leaving children with older siblings
- Educating baby-sitters
- Need for 3-year-old care, from 0-4 need expanding
- Transportation issues
- Recognizing education, physical, and social needs required by quality child care
- Employer involvement
- Sick-child care
- Parenting skills in general
- Pre-K waiting lists
The initial work program involves at least three sets of activities:
- Define the issue. Take sufficient time to determine the scope of work for the subject area. The focus is, "In what ways does the subject affect persistent poverty?"
- Measure. To identify bench marks for communicating the problem, measuring progress and ensuring accountability. "What needs to be understood in order to craft meaningful change strategies?"
- Implementation strategies. To determine the most effective way to address the problem. To determine the most effective way to include considerations of culture, family and race on successful recommendations.
* Note: The co-conveners and chairs recommended that this committee take a new broader scope with a rename from "Childcare" to "Dependent Care" to include elder, disabled and child care.