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Why are they leaving? Understanding associations between early childhood program policies and teacher turnover rates


Our study aims to explore the associations between early childhood program policy and program-level teacher turnover rates (i.e., the percentage of teachers who left in a year), which will allow us to understand how turnover rates may differ within programs that do or do not provide policy around wage, benefits, and teacher support. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing (FFCW) Study data gave us this unique opportunity with their data on teacher-reported program-level turnover rate and program policy. Examining the differences in the program-level turnover rates in programs that do or do not provide wage, benefit, and teacher support policy would help understand the effects of program policies on teacher retention. (author abstract)

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Reports & Papers
United States

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