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Who are the teachers leaving child care centers? Evidence from Virginia


Many recent accounts have attributed COVID-related staffing shortages to low wages and the influx of higher paying jobs available in retail and food service. To date, however, there has been little large-scale data about the child care teachers who leave. This brief fills this gap using data from the Virginia Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5)6 Spring 2022 Workforce Survey. It provides a unique look at the teachers who left their child care centers between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 by comparing the teachers who left to those who stayed, highlighting the conditions that may have contributed to teachers’ decisions to leave, and describing the jobs they took after leaving their sites. (author abstract)

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United States

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