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The consequences of invisibility: COVID-19 and the human toll on California early educators


In spring and summer 2020, during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) reached out firsthand to directors of center-based programs and home-based family child care providers, via online surveys, to understand the impact of the pandemic on their programs and on the providers themselves. We did not directly survey teaching staff as part of this study, but the forthcoming results from another study, the California ECE Workforce Study, will include perspectives from teachers. The initial survey findings were released as a brief data snapshot in July 2020. This report greatly expands upon that initial data snapshot and provides a comprehensive look at the survey findings as a whole. Here, we also introduce analysis of qualitative data, along with extensive open-ended survey responses from providers in their own words in sections titled “Ask an Early Educator.” (author abstract)

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