What are the challenges to having a $15.00 minimum wage? Will programs increase tuition or reduce employee hours? Will programs look at changing staff to child ratio? What happens to quality? Are there other sources of funding?
From the President
Throughout the past year, the child care workforce has soldiered on while under- or not insured. Yet, N.C.’s economic recovery depends on child care…
FY2021 Consolidated Appropriations and COVID Relief Act provides many different types of support for working parents who depend on child care and also for child care programs who serve these families.
The workforce that supports all other workforces deserves better. It’s time to set up a series of video meetings to discuss options to fund the salary scale developed and studied. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Let’s commit in the new year to harness that will.
The North Carolina State Legislature is expected to be in session for two days this week to deal with COVID-19 related issues. The priority for this two-day session should be helping families with children – not weakening public health and safety protections.