Spend an hour to learn more about child care compensation strategies. You'll get an overview of eight strategies and hear from three leaders about their work to address inequitable child care compensation. Hear about Delaware's just released compensation scale, Illinois' multiple strategies, and a new effort just underway in Pennsylvania.
Madeleine Bayard, Delaware Early Childhood Council and Rodel
Jamilah R. Jor’dan, Ph.D., Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
Mai Miksic, Children First (Philadelphia)
Harriet Dichter and Ashley LiBetti, BUILD consultants
The Improving Child Care Compensation Backgrounder 2021 provides tactical information to help leaders better understand the policy levers available to support early educator compensation, which is so critical right now when we can finally address this critical problem. In this update, we’ve included examples of state and counties implementing in different ways the eight strategies covered in the backgrounder, which are: compensation scales and standards, wage stipends and bonus payments, individual tax credits for child care educators, ARPA child care stabilization subgrants, child care assistance, benefits, apprenticeships, and pre-K parity for child care.
Article January 21, 2022
As race, racism, anti-racism, equity and inclusion become front and center across multiple facets of American life, culture, politics, and institutions, directors across California say now is the time to work together as child welfare leaders to better understand and dismantle dominant and oppressive culture characteristics that exist in the system, both for the benefit of the workforce and for the children and families served.
Report January 21, 2022
This resource from the Child and Family Policy Institute of California identifies steps to support child welfare directors.
Website January 21, 2022
The California Child Welfare Core Practice Model is a statewide effort to develop and implement a framework to support child welfare practice and allow child welfare professionals to be more effective in their roles. The CPM is intended to guide practice, service delivery, and decision-making.