Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life

Child Care

Janet Marsh, 864-656-0229

Clemson faculty members have been involved in the effort to transform South Carolina’s early care and education system. In particular, faculty member, Janet Marsh has been an integral part of this effort. As a result of a collective concern in the state, the South Carolina Task Force on Quality Early Care and Education was formed in January 2002. With an impressive list of participants, including state agencies (Department of Social Services; Department of Education), and under the guidance of two of the nation’s leading experts, Richard N. Brandon and Sharon Lynn Kagan, the Financing Early Care and Education for America’s Children study was conducted in South Carolina to assess the cost and impact of improving early care and education, as well as recommending a comprehensive approach to do so. The Task Force in turn released their report, A Bright Economic Future for Our Children and Our State, in spring 2004. The report presented specific recommendations for improved quality and financing. Since the release of the report, Dr. Marsh has worked with others to implement many of the recommendations.

Areas of Interest

Child Care & Early Education
Op Eds

The Tipping Point on Early Education (PDF)

South Carolina needs child care improvement (PDF)

Reports

Child Care & Early Education Reports: SC Household Survey (PDF)

A Bright Economic future for Our Children and Our State Begins with Palmetto STARS Executive Summary (PDF)

A Bright Economic Future for Our Children and Our State Begins with Palmetto STARS (Full Report, PDF)

Employers and Child Care Involvement: A South Carolina and National Perspective: Key Questions and Related Findings (PDF)

Child Care in South Carolina: Quality, Affordability and Availability (PDF)

South Carolina Child Care Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan

South Carolina Child Care: Survey of the Workforce 2000 - Overview

South Carolina Child Care: Survey of the Workforce 2000 - Full Report


Low-Income Families: Well-Being and Nutrition

Articles

Condrasky, M., & Marsh, J. (2005). Food stamps and dietary intake of low-income women in the rural south in the time of welfare reform. Top Clinical Nutrition, 20, 366-374.

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