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The key to quality early care and education (ECE) is linked to the education and stability of the early childhood workforce. ECE workforce studies assess the ECE workforce in a particular geographic area, such as a county, region, or state. A study usually includes questions about the wages, benefits, experience, education and training, job satisfaction and turnover of teachers, directors, and family child care providers. Questions about interest in further training and course work, reasons for entering and leaving the field, and programs available to improve and support the ECE workforce may also be included in these studies. CCSA plays a critical role in supplying states and local communities with information about the working conditions in child care centers and family child care homes, which often results in new initiatives to improve the quality of early care and education.

Child Care Services Association has conducted a number of statewide studies to help shed light on issues related to child care. These studies have provided important information to policy makers in our state. For example: Needs revealed in a 1989 study led to the development of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project. A 1997 study of child care center director's interest in administration coursework helped shape the curriculum for the new director's administration credential program. A 1997 study of the fees charged by providers across the state provided the North Carolina Division of Child Development with accurate, comprehensive data with which to consider increasing reimbursement rates to providers accepting subsidized children. A 1997 study of the impact of waiting for child care subsidy on families further demonstrated the need for affordable, accessible, high quality child care. The 2011 study found great gains in the education of the ECE workforce and data from this study were included in the NC application for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant.

 

2012 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study
Through funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education, through a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) conducted a statewide survey of the early care and education workforce in North Carolina from September 2012 through February 2013.This study provides comprehensive data on teachers, assistant teachers and directors in early care and education centers and family child care providers and on the licensed early care and education programs in which they work. Additionally, information gathered from this study is compared to similar studies conducted by CCSA in 2011 and 2003.

Download 2012 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study
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Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 1:
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 2:
Beaufort, Craven, Hyde , Pamlico, Tyrrell , Washington
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 3:
Carteret, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pitt
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 4:
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover , Pender, Sampson
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 5:
Anson, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 6:
Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 7:
Catawba , Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 8:
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham , Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon , Madison , Polk, Rutherford , Swain, Transylvania
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 9:
Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 10:
Alleghany, Ashe, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 11:
Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 12:
Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 13:
Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wayne

Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 14:
Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren, Wilson

2011 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study
Through funding from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Child Care Services Association conducted a statewide survey of the early care and education workforce in North Carolina beginning in the spring and ending in early winter 2011. This study provides comprehensive data on teachers and directors and on the licensed early care and education facilities in which they work and is compared to a similar study conducted by CCSA in 2003.

Download 2011 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study
(5 meg PDF file | Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Now)
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 1:
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 2:
Beaufort, Craven, Hyde , Pamlico, Tyrrell , Washington
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 3:
Carteret, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pitt
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 4:
Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover , Pender, Sampson
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 5:
Anson, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 6:
Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 7:
Catawba , Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 8:
Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham , Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon , Madison , Polk, Rutherford , Swain, Transylvania
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 9:
Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Yancey
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 10:
Alleghany, Ashe, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 11:
Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 12:
Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake
Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 13:
Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Wayne

Download Early Care and Education Workforce Factsheet for Region 14:
Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren, Wilson
 

Durham County Child Care Workforce Study. In 2009, through funding from Durham’s Partnership for Children, Child Care Services Association conducted a countywide survey of center directors, teachers and family child care providers to develop a comprehensive study of the Durham County child care workforce and the facilities in which they work. We found that the past several years have shown progress for the child care community in Durham County. The strategies employed by the county to strengthen the workforce have led providers to increase their education and stay in the field for longer. The report below includes a summary of the workforce survey results and a comparison to similar data collected in 2003.

Download Durham County Child Care Workforce Study, Full Report
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Download Durham County Child Care Workforce Study, Highlights
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2003 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study
As part of the North Carolina Needs and Resources Assessment, a statewide survey of the child care workforce was conducted in 2003. The workforce study provides comprehensive data on child care providers and on the facilities in which they work. This report includes a summary of the workforce survey results in North Carolina and a comparison of 2003 data to similar data collected in 2001. Survey response rates were 78% of center directors (n = 2,203 director surveys collected), 52% of teachers (n = 13,120 teacher surveys collected) and 78% of family child care providers (n = 2,337 family child care provider surveys collected).

Reports

Download Working in Child Care in North Carolina: The North Carolina Child Care Workforce Survey 2003
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Download 2003 Workforce Survey: Full Reports by County
Download North Carolina Workforce Fact Sheets by County

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