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Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, September 2021
Bibliographies

There is research that examines the relationship between staff retention and staff compensation in the field of early care and education (ECE). This bibliography lists works of research that either identify such a relationship or report on…

Williams Ashley C., Montoya Elena, Kim Yoonjeon, Austin Lea J. E., August 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

California is moving quickly to transform transitional kindergarten (TK) into a universal preschool program to be available to all four-year-olds in the state by 2025 (California Legislative Information, 2021b). This will create the need for as…

Bassok Daphna, Hall Todd, Markowitz Anna J., Doromal Justin B., August 2021
Reports & Papers

Lack of data about the ECE workforce—and particularly child care teachers—has limited our understanding of turnover in child care settings. This report fills this gap. Using pre-pandemic data from over 1,000 Virginia child care teachers, it…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Reports & Papers

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

Public Consulting Group (Boston, Mass.), July 2021
Executive Summary

In 2021, Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) was contracted by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS), to conduct a federally mandated Market Rate Survey (MRS) of child care providers throughout the state. The survey was administered…

McDougald Scott Amanda Megan, June 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Child care is expensive, and many parents struggle to afford care; furthermore, even though child care costs are high, child care providers in the United States (US) are not making a living wage. Child care professionals (ages 0-5 in child care…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Other

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

Adams Gina, Ewen Danielle, Luetmer Grace, June 2021
Executive Summary

Using contract-based financing mechanisms to meet child care goals is of increasing interest to policymakers and stakeholders seeking to address key issues and inequities in the child care system, including how to address the major challenges…

McDougald Scott Amanda Megan, May 2021
Reports & Papers

Child care workers’ wages have been an issue that has plagued the early childhood education field for over five decades. Although research exists on child care workers’ low wages, turnover rates, and lack of benefits, the details of daily life…

Caven Meg, Khanani Norman, Zhang Xinxin, Parker Caroline E., March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Staff turnover is a pressing problem in early childhood education. High turnover can create organizational instability and distract from the care and education mandate of early childhood education centers. The Early Childhood Workforce Development…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, March, 2021
Other
This document consists of the following appendices related to the same-titled main report: Appendix A. Methods; Appendix B. Supporting analyses.
Caven Meg, Khanani Norman, Zhang Xinxin, Parker Caroline E., March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Staff turnover is a pressing problem in early childhood education. High turnover can create organizational instability and distract from the care and education mandate of early childhood education centers. The Early Childhood Workforce Development…
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
To inform policy and program guidance for early childhood education centers, the Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands wants to learn what factors can influence…
Johnson Anna D., Phillips Deborah A., Schochet Owen N., Martin Anne, Castle Sherri, Tulsa SEED Study Team, Q1 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early care and education (ECE) teachers are paid strikingly low wages, yet are increasingly expected to advance children’s learning by offering high-quality classroom environments. Teachers’ capacities to provide high-quality instruction should be…
McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
Other
Since 2016, the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index has tracked the status of the early care and education workforce and related state policies in order to identify promising practices for improving early educator jobs and changes over time.…