The reason this pandemic economy is particularly challenging for the child care workforce is that for decades, child care was one of the lowest-paid jobs across occupations. A permanent solution to the child care workforce wage and benefit challenge is needed. Economic recovery and growth depend on it.
A new survey finds that NC child care providers are finding it difficult to hire and retain qualified staff as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Better Together!” was the theme of this year’s CCR&R Institute. People congregated, enjoyed each other’s company, learned how to excel at our jobs, rejuvenated and explored how implicit bias affects early childhood education.