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Addressing Barriers to Childcare Assistance: Collaborating to Tap the Potential of Childcare.

Rose, Terrie, Michele Fallon, and Amos Deinard.

As eligibility requirements for welfare-to-work families tighten, it has become more difficult for families to obtain consistent childcare funding, and as subsidies for childcare centers have been decreased and frozen, it has become more difficult for centers to cover the lapses in eligibility that result from these tightened requirements. As a result of the instability of the MFIP authorization process, many poor but working families have been forced out of high-quality childcare centers. Using the Baby's Space model for child and family service provision as an example, the authors note that the roadblocks within the MFIP system can be overcome by developing a more coordinated system that is customized to the integrated needs of families, childcare centers, and employment service providers. The authors conclude by identifying a number of specific actions and outcomes necessary to address the difficulties facing many low-income working families.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
Funded by a grant from CURA's Faculty Interactive Research Program.
35 (4): 13-18
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Reporter 35 (4)