Tomorrow is Worthy Wages Day, but it’s long past time for early educators to earn the professional compensation and benefits they deserve.
While the WAGE$ program has helped many educators like Mozella in a time of need, if educators continue to receive low wages, there won’t be any left, pandemic or not.
“WAGE$ helps me hire qualified staff because it does put them on par with other educators. Public schools don’t want to lose teachers every four months, so why should child care?” said child care director Catherine Lieberman.
Early childhood educators are important to your family, but what they could really use this Valentine’s Day is better pay and benefits…
“I am very thankful that WAGE$ has come into being because there are so many children that I would love to help more and having had this past college class, I can understand a lot more than I did before!”