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.
Child Care WAGE$
“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.
“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!”
“I’m very fortunate because I am an essential worker and I’ve been working since day one, and we are lucky that no one has gotten sick,” said Melissa (Missy) Hamrick, director of Cleveland County’s Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University.