early childhood workforce

CCSA
CCSA Staff

Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis Through Stabilization Grants

Child Care Services Association hoped to learn how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds were used to support the early childhood workforce. This issue brief, Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis through Stabilization Grants, and the case studies were developed through interviews with child care providers. They provide a snapshot of the effects on child care programs in the early months of the Stabilization Grants.

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2022 Triangle Child Care Awards Save the Date March 18, 2022
Jennifer Gioia

CCSA’s 2022 Triangle Child Care Awards

Every two years, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) gathers community leaders, child care providers and advocates to celebrate the dedicated individuals working to ensure the Triangle’s children receive the highest quality of early care and education.

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A young girl walks on a bridge
CCSA
Jennifer Gioia

Black History Month and Early Childhood Educators

In celebration of Black History Month, it is essential to lift up the important work every day of the early childhood workforce, a majority of which in North Carolina are individuals of color. In fact, in North Carolina, nearly three-quarters (73%) of family child care providers are individuals of color. And, to be fully transparent, about 99% of the early education workforce are women.

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A diverse group of a teacher and 3 toddlers read a book
CCSA
Jennifer Gioia

How can we improve early childhood education? Implement a permanent solution that uses public dollars to pay teachers more.

We’ve said it before. We need a way forward – a post-pandemic strategy to better compensate the child care workforce. This period of temporary increases in child care funding offers states an opportunity to provide a bridge for longer-term solutions. It is time to build the bridge between the pandemic-related supplemental federal funds for child care and the post-pandemic child care landscape upon which parents and employers will depend. Economic recovery and growth depend on it.

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