Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Equitable compensation for the child care workforce: Within reach and worth the investment


Compensation and benefit parity coupled with access to high-quality professional learning can sustainably transform the quality of early care and education in this country. We owe it to our children to develop a system that not only is capable of delivering on their individual potential, but also recognizes caregivers, who are disproportionately women of color, with respect, dignity, and equality. Achieving this goal will require significant commitment, bold action, and trade-offs as we balance the competing needs within the field. We look forward to continuing to imagine what is possible for a fully redesigned system at scale. Ultimately, significant investment from the federal government is required to stabilize funding so that child care providers can build sustained and predictable salary increases into their overhead costs. (author abstract)

Resource Type:

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Advancing equity and embracing diversity in early childhood education: Elevating voices & actions


Developing a code of ethics for early childhood educators: Lessons learned


Early childhood workforce: Career pathway goals and strategies for developing, improving, and evaluating higher education articulation agreements

Release: 'v1.9.0' | Built: 2022-06-13 15:23:18 EDT