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Reducing teacher turnover in early childhood settings: Findings from Virginia’s PDG B-5 Recognition Program


Through two studies – one in Fairfax County and one in the other PDG B-5 communities – our project answers two research questions: 1) Does offering early educators up to $1,500 – if they stay at their early care and education (ECE) sites – lead to increased employment stability? 2) Does the timing and frequency of payments (3 vs. 1) make a difference in ECE teacher stability? Through Virginia’s PDG B-5 initiative, and in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, and the PDG pilot communities, the UVA team conducted the first-ever experiments to measure the effects of financial supports on teacher turnover in ECE settings. (author abstract)

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