CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2011 |
State health officials are circulating a plan they say will help keep about 35,000 elderly and disabled Californians out of institutionalized care when Medi-Cal stops offering an adult day healthcare benefit in December. The plan released late Friday relies primarily on Medi-Cal managed care plans to find alternatives for beneficiaries, including additional hours of in-home supportive services, physical and occupational therapy, and social services. But care providers say the approach could fail because appropriate alternatives aren't always available and families would be forced to shuttle patients around town to obtain the services now offered at more than 300 adult day healthcare centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1997
Re "Study Finds Day Care No Learning Bar" and "Orange County Parents Sing Praises of Day Care," April 4, and "Saying Mothers Shouldn't Work, Church Drops Care," April 5: I am a stay-at-home mom who feels very privileged to do so. This is my job, my career. I may not receive any monetary compensation for what I do, but it is one of the most important, demanding, frustrating and satisfying jobs there is. Unfortunately, in this day and age, those of us who choose to raise our children ourselves are made to feel that what we do is not worthwhile or significant.
April 27, 1989 |
For two years, Teresa Ledezma, a single parent, has tried to enroll her 4-year-old daughter in a preschool near her Pacoima home. Ledezma wants Cynthia to learn to interact with other children and get a head start on kindergarten. But the places that are within her financial reach--those funded in part by the state or by the private sector--have never had a place for Cynthia. "One place told me she was too old, another told me she was not old enough and the other was full," Ledezma said.
March 9, 1986 |
The Inglewood Unified School District and the Gardena YMCA are among 44 public and private agencies in the county that will participate in a state-funded program designed to reduce the number of latchkey children--children who are left unattended while their parents work. Money for the program, which will primarily benefit low-income families, was appropriated by the Legislature last year as part of Gov. George Deukmejian's workfare program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1988
It was certainly heartening to read in The Times and elsewhere about Lloyd Bentsen's visit to UCLA day-care center, and equally heartening to read that the Democratic Party is committed to supporting more day-care centers like the one at UCLA (Part I, July 30). However, as a single mother supporting herself through UCLA Law School who has been on the waiting list for UCLA day-care center for over a year and a half, I was offended and angry to read that while Bentsen "expressed sympathy" for Cynthia Farar, who could not afford to teach after getting a master's degree in education because of the high cost of day care, he thought it would be "very difficult" in some states to obtain the same "generous funding" that UCLA receives.
May 13, 2010 |
Since its inception in 1991, the largest and longest-running study of American child-care has generated plenty of controversial — and to many working parents, infuriating — conclusions about the effects on kids of early care outside the family. The latest findings of the federally funded Early Child Care Research Network are certain to be no exception. At age 15, according to a study being published Friday in the journal Child Development, those who spent long hours in day care as preschoolers are more impulsive and more prone to take risks than are teens whose toddler years were spent largely at home.