Christina Perdue is grateful that the Child Care WAGE$® education-based salary supplements are available again in Guilford County. She said, “I was so thankful when the Guilford County Partnership for Children got back on the program. Had they not, I probably would have had to take a different job. My rent and everything else have gone up so much. Child care can only pay so much because we can only charge so much. The WAGE$ funds I receive make it possible for me to stay here without having to figure out something else. I’ve had difficult times and the supplement just makes me realize it will be ok.”
Trudy Person learned about the opportunity to receive education-based salary supplements from the Child Care WAGE$® Program when she started working at Saint Paul Presbyterian Day Care in Franklin County.
“Child Care WAGE$® has helped me not lose focus on my ‘why.’ I am constantly
asked why I won’t go into the school system to make more money. Money cannot
buy happiness and purpose! My purpose is in early childhood education. I have no
doubt that it is my calling,” said Wendy Boozer.