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McLean Caitlin, Austin Lea J. E., Whitebook Marcy, Olson Krista L., 2021
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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.…
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…
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…
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…

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…

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…

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, 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…

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…

Garver Karin A., January, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An all too common complaint in the early childhood field is that low salaries for preschool teachers and lack of pay parity with K-12 teachers in the public schools creates serious problems. These include low morale and difficulty recruiting and…
Gebhart Tracy, Carlson Julianna, Harris Phoebe, Epstein Dale J., June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Although there has recently been an increased focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing a salary or compensation parity policy, little has been written about how these policies affect the ECE workforce directly. The purpose of this brief…
University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), Bellwether Education Partners, 2020
Reports & Papers

This report presents the research findings exploring how stakeholders across a selection of 10 states view and experience the early care and education (ECE) systems in which they are embedded, with particular regard to workforce compensation,…