Cover: The Armed Services' Response to the Military Child Care Act

The Armed Services' Response to the Military Child Care Act

by Gail L. Zellman, Anne Johansen

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Abstract

This research brief describes work documented in Examining the Implementation and Outcomes of the Military Child Care Act of 1989 (MR-665-OSD).

Excerpt: By mid 1993, just over three years after its passage, the Military Child Care Act of 1989 (MCCA) had largely succeeded in two of its major goals: improving the quality of care and ensuring its affordability for military parents. In fact, 95 percent of military child development program managers responding to a survey reported that after MCCA implementation, military child care was of good or excellent quality. The act's success may work to reassure military personnel of their children's well being and to cut down on distractions from the job.

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