In North Carolina alone, there were more than 32,000 children under age 6 experiencing homelessness in 2018-20191, according to the US Department of Education (DOE). While this is a pre-pandemic count and would have likely only counted children under 6 who had siblings in a public school, it is highly
This fall, Child Care Services Association (CCSA)’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center (National Center) will launch a pilot apprenticeship program in six states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Arkansas Early Childhood Association, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance of Colorado, Child Care Aware® of Minnesota, Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Pennsylvania Child Care Association and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will work with the National Center to develop pilot apprenticeship programs.
As Labor Day approaches, there is much to celebrate. The nation’s unemployment rate, which rose in spring 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned to 3.5% (the same level of unemployment that existed in February 2020).1 North Carolina is recovering faster than the national average with unemployment
“WAGE$ makes me want to keep going with my coursework. I love what I do, but there is not a lot of money in it. WAGE$ is an incentive to do it, to keep going because there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. My supplement increases with more classes. Who doesn’t like getting more money for more education when that coursework also helps change your life? You have education and you have money. It is a win-win. I don’t want to lose my supplement. It’s a big incentive.”
Child Care Services Association recognized for its work toward providing employees with livable wages
CCSA receives Living Wage Certification in Orange County for internal compensation initiatives Chapel Hill, N.C., July 29, 2022: Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is honored to be recognized as a certified Living Wage Employer in Orange County for the next two years for valuing its employees and providing them with
Ending Early Childhood Homelessness Starts with Policies that Make a Difference: A Look at CCDF State Policies for 2022-2024
Ensuring the early learning and development of our country’s youngest children is essential to Child Care Services Association’s (CCSA) work at the local, state and national level. Supporting the well-being of these young children and their families is an urgent task and one that is critical to improving the long-term