Tomorrow is Worthy Wages Day, but it’s long past time for early educators to earn the professional compensation and benefits they deserve.
early childhood workforce
Children Need Access to High-Quality Child Care and Teacher Education & Training from Birth to Third Grade
There is a direct relationship between the education of the early childhood workforce and the ability to support and promote healthy child development, which includes all of the building blocks for later learning-to-read readiness. North Carolinian children need teachers with early childhood education to help them learn. Just say no to SB570.
“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.
American Rescue Plan: An Opportunity for Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance for the Child Care Workforce
Under the American Rescue Plan passed by Congress and enacted into law on March 11, a number of important changes were made to help make health insurance more affordable for individuals and families purchasing health care coverage through the federal marketplace, HealthCare.Gov.
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?